Cost of living in Apia, Samoa

Summary of cost of living in Apia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 8,612 Tala
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 4,166 Tala
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Apia, Samoa. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 15 Tala
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 23 Tala
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 10 Tala
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.49 Tala
12 eggs, large 9 Tala
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 18 Tala
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 17 Tala
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 12 Tala
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 6 Tala
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 5.68 Tala
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 31 Tala
2 liters of coca-cola 9 Tala
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.90 Tala
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 3,484 Tala
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,592 Tala
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 457 Tala
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio -
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 30 Tala
40” flat screen tv 1,231 Tala
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 15 Tala
Hourly rate for cleaning help 8 Tala
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 300 Tala
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 201 Tala
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 60,000 Tala
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.60 Tala
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 3.00 Tala
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 10 Tala
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 42 Tala
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 16 Tala
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 15 Tala
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 9 Tala
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.53 Tala
Tube of toothpaste 4.00 Tala
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 13 Tala
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 81 Tala
2 tickets to the movies 31 Tala
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 150 Tala
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 15 Tala
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 9 Tala
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8 Tala
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district -
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 17 Tala
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 62 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2020

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