Travel budget in Vanuatu

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Vanuatu: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Vanuatu for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 33 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 5.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1087* (117432 VUV)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 88 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 38 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 6.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 2781* (300566 VUV)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 153 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 55 per person
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 4674* (505274 VUV)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Vanuatu in 2019

Cost of living: Vanuatu VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Vanuatu in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Vanuatu in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Vanuatu by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Vanuatu compared to the national average.

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Local prices in Vanuatu by expense type

Restaurant budget in Vanuatu

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Vanuatu costs 3% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 20/person
($ 14 to $ 20)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 24/person
($ 24 to $ 39)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 12/person
($ 8.6 to $ 12)

45% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.7
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.2 for 500ml
($ 2.7 to $ 4.7)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.5 for 330ml
($ 2.3 to $ 3.8)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.5/cup
($ 3.2 to $ 3.8)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.9/can
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Vanuatu

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Vanuatu costs 32% less than in United States.
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 60/night
($ 49 to $ 77)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 115/night
($ 67 to $ 158)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 198/night
($ 162 to $ 239)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 260
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 357/night
($ 357 to $ 357)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 34/month
($ 33 to $ 35)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 132
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 101/month
($ 76 to $ 137)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 133/month
($ 71 to $ 196)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 165/month
($ 164 to $ 168)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 219
Family room
Family room
$ 189/month
($ 104 to $ 297)

8% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Vanuatu

On average, the price of supermarket food in Vanuatu is 13% more expensive than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 2.2/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 2.4)

153% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.3/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 3.6)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 1.9)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4.1/12 eggs
($ 3.5 to $ 4.7)

68% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 26/kg
($ 23 to $ 27)

116% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 14/kg
($ 8.6 to $ 17)

47% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 3.2/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 4.3)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.1)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.2/kg
($ 2.7 to $ 3.7)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 2.2)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 2.5/salad
($ 2.3 to $ 2.7)

51% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 14/kg
($ 9.3 to $ 20)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Vanuatu

On average, the price of transport in Vanuatu is 5% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.4/ticket
($ 1.4 to $ 1.4)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 57/month
( $ 57)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.3/km
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.8)

94% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.4
($ 1.3 to $ 1.4)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 77/24hrs
($ 49 to $ 121)

94% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Vanuatu

On average, the cost of housing in Vanuatu is 10% more expensive than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 234/month
($ 187 to $ 280)

43% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
( $ 0.2)

46% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 108/month
($ 94 to $ 140)

57% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1161/month
($ 837 to $ 2787)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1382
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 845/month
($ 652 to $ 1394)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1096
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2323/month
($ 2157 to $ 4180)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2243
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 2090/month
($ 1859 to $ 2697)

20% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1756
Gym
Gym
$ 76/month
($ 66 to $ 122)

90% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 402/month
($ 372 to $ 432)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 961
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6006/yr
($ 5573 to $ 6687)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17191

Leisure activity budget in Vanuatu

On average, budget for leisure activities in Vanuatu costs 49% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.5/ticket
($ 6.1 to $ 7)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Vanuatu

On average, shopping budget in Vanuatu is essentially the same as in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 8.4/pack
($ 8.4 to $ 8.4)

5% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 39
( $ 39)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39

Plane ticket budget

Auckland → Port-Vila
Auckland → Port-Vila
Auckland → Port-Vila
$ 493
(fair price: $ 420)
Sydney → Port-Vila
Sydney → Port-Vila
Sydney → Port-Vila
$ 533
(fair price: $ 469)
Melbourne → Port-Vila
Melbourne → Port-Vila
Melbourne → Port-Vila
$ 591
(fair price: $ 514)
London → Port-Vila
London → Port-Vila
London → Port-Vila
$ 1770
(fair price: $ 1544)

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About the information on the cost of living in Vanuatu

The information about the cost of living in Vanuatu shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Vanuatu updated on 06-11-2019.

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