Port-Vila travel budget

Port-Vila: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Port-Vila

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 34 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 6.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1158* (137368 VUV)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 117 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 34 per person
  • $ 10 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 3179* (377356 VUV)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 134 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 57 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 25 per person

Total budget:

$ 4591* (544936 VUV)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).



Cost of living in Port-Vila compared to United States in 2024

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Port-Vila in 2024 is essentially identical to the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Port-Vila in 2024 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Port-Vila by expense type

Restaurant budget in Port-Vila

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Port-Vila is 17% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 12/person
($ 4.2 to $ 14)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 33/person
($ 22 to $ 51)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.5/person
($ 6.5 to $ 13)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.6 for 500ml
($ 3.3 to $ 5.8)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.9 for 330ml
($ 2.5 to $ 3.3)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5/cup
($ 2.6 to $ 10)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.1/can
($ 1.3 to $ 2.7)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7/bottle
($ 1.3 to $ 1.9)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Hotel and accommodation budget in Port-Vila

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Port-Vila is 44% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 73/night
($ 73 to $ 358)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 100/night
($ 27 to $ 202)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 157
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 133/night
($ 47 to $ 265)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 228
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 194/night
($ 98 to $ 368)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 307
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 73/night
($ 73 to $ 358)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 480
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 34/month
($ 34 to $ 34)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 163
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 169/month
($ 26 to $ 388)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 241
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 167/month
($ 64 to $ 369)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 211
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 39/month
($ 37 to $ 41)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 265/month
($ 114 to $ 587)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 215

Supermarket food budget in Port-Vila

On average, the price of supermarket food in Port-Vila is 16% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.1/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 2.5)

99% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Bread
Bread
$ 2.5/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 4.6)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 4/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 5)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 5.4/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 6.4)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 20/kg
($ 12 to $ 26)

53% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 4.8/kg
($ 4 to $ 5.4)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 4.9/kg
($ 2.5 to $ 7.3)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 4.3/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 9.1)

45% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1
($ 0.9 to $ 2.5)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Public and private transport budget in Port-Vila

On average, the price of transport in Port-Vila is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.7/ticket
($ 1.3 to $ 2)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
( $ 0.7)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2.4)

95% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.7
( $ 1.7)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 83/24hrs
($ 66 to $ 117)

58% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 53

Leisure activity budget in Port-Vila

On average, budget for leisure activities in Port-Vila is 18% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 13/ticket
($ 5.8 to $ 13)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 34/hr
( $ 34)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 23

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Port-Vila

On average, shopping budget in Port-Vila is 12% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 9.1/pack
($ 8.6 to $ 10)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 47
($ 35 to $ 59)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 53
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 68
( $ 68)

56% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 43

Plane ticket budget

Sydney → Port-Vila
Sydney → Port-Vila
Sydney → Port-Vila
$ 526
(fair price: $ 454)
Melbourne → Port-Vila
Melbourne → Port-Vila
Melbourne → Port-Vila
$ 558
(fair price: $ 478)
Auckland → Port-Vila
Auckland → Port-Vila
Auckland → Port-Vila
$ 577
(fair price: $ 455)
London → Port-Vila
London → Port-Vila
London → Port-Vila
$ 1887
(fair price: $ 1562)
Los Angeles → Port-Vila
Los Angeles  → Port-Vila
Los Angeles  → Port-Vila
$ 1447
(fair price: $ 1173)
New York City → Port-Vila
New York City → Port-Vila
New York City → Port-Vila
$ 2005
(fair price: $ 1793)

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About this information on the cost of living in Port-Vila

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

The information about the cost of living in Port-Vila was updated on 20-06-2024.

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