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:

  • $ 32 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 5.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1041* (117208 VUV)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 81 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 35 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 6.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 2581* (290654 VUV)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 140 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 54 per person
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 4455* (501788 VUV)

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


Cost of living in Port-Vila compared to Vanuatu in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Port-Vila in 2020 is 8% less than 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 2020 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 6% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 16/person
($ 8.1 to $ 34)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 29/person
($ 23 to $ 45)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 10.5/person
($ 5.9 to $ 12)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3.3 for 500ml
($ 1.9 to $ 4.9)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.5 for 330ml
($ 2.2 to $ 3.8)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.2/cup
($ 1.2 to $ 3.8)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.2/can
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 0.8)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Port-Vila

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Port-Vila is 39% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 61/night
($ 28 to $ 109)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 100/night
($ 51 to $ 145)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 181/night
($ 116 to $ 257)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 33/month
($ 32 to $ 34)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 149/month
($ 66 to $ 253)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 120/month
($ 75 to $ 170)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 60/month
($ 57 to $ 64)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 176/month
($ 116 to $ 251)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Port-Vila

On average, the price of supermarket food in Port-Vila is 12% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.2/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 2.4)

151% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.7/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 3.3)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 1.8)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4.1/12 eggs
($ 3.2 to $ 4.4)

71% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 24/kg
($ 22 to $ 27)

110% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 14/kg
($ 8.6 to $ 17)

47% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 3.1/kg
($ 2 to $ 4.3)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.1/kg
($ 2.7 to $ 3.5)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 2.2)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 2.4/salad
($ 2.2 to $ 2.7)

48% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 15/kg
($ 8.8 to $ 18)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Port-Vila

On average, the price of transport in Port-Vila is 10% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.3/ticket
($ 1.3 to $ 1.3)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 54/month
( $ 54)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.3/km
($ 1.2 to $ 1.3)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.8)

123% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.3
($ 1.2 to $ 1.4)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 73/24hrs
($ 49 to $ 156)

85% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Port-Vila

On average, the cost of housing in Port-Vila is 19% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 220/month
($ 177 to $ 265)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
( $ 0.2)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 110/month
($ 89 to $ 133)

65% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1495/month
($ 970 to $ 2636)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1365
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 941/month
($ 704 to $ 1318)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1093
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2636/month
($ 2197 to $ 3954)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2192
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 2216/month
($ 1758 to $ 2693)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1735
Gym
Gym
$ 83/month
($ 63 to $ 115)

115% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 613/month
($ 353 to $ 1056)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 950
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6091/yr
($ 5447 to $ 6675)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16412

Leisure activity budget in Port-Vila

On average, budget for leisure activities in Port-Vila is 49% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.2/ticket
($ 5.7 to $ 7)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Port-Vila

On average, shopping budget in Port-Vila is 3% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 7.9/pack
($ 7.9 to $ 7.9)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 36
( $ 36)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38

Plane ticket budget

Sydney → Port-Vila
Sydney → Port-Vila
Sydney → Port-Vila
$ 548
(fair price: $ 478)
Auckland → Port-Vila
Auckland → Port-Vila
Auckland → Port-Vila
$ 520
(fair price: $ 429)
Melbourne → Port-Vila
Melbourne → Port-Vila
Melbourne → Port-Vila
$ 591
(fair price: $ 511)
London → Port-Vila
London → Port-Vila
London → Port-Vila
$ 1773
(fair price: $ 1556)
Los Angeles → Port-Vila
Los Angeles  → Port-Vila
Los Angeles  → Port-Vila
$ 1480
(fair price: $ 1240)
New York City → Port-Vila
New York City → Port-Vila
New York City → Port-Vila
$ 2182
(fair price: $ 1986)
Perth → Port-Vila
Perth → Port-Vila
Perth → Port-Vila
$ 928
(fair price: $ 832)

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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, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Port-Vila was updated on 27-10-2020.

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