Cost of living in French Polynesia

Summary of cost of living in French Polynesia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 572,589 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 323,291 Franc
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,871 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) -
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast -
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk -
12 eggs, large -
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes -
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 3,400 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 285 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 137 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 377 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,226 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 400 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 179 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area -
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 155,159 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 7,126 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 92,149 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 72,580 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 5,000 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 4,568 Franc
40” flat screen tv 140,000 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 14,841 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,381 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,067 Franc
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 10,128 Franc
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 11,032 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 11,337 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 10,568 Franc
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 2,757,970 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 161 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 8,000 Franc
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 350 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 500 Franc
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 3,568 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 700 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 500 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 650 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 150 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 180 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,000 Franc
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 4,000 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 2,714 Franc
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 10,271 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,761 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 250 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 700 Franc
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 50,000 Franc
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 63 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 6,000 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 1,200 Franc

Map of Cost of Living in French Polynesia


This map shows only the top cities in French Polynesia. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
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The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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