Cost of living in New Caledonia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,403 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,298 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast -
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 105 Franc
12 eggs, large 445 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 700 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese -
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 450 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 275 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 242 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,533 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 450 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 120 Franc
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 197,047 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 149,475 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 26,693 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 130,147 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 85,333 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 15,000 Franc
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 6,512 Franc
40” flat screen TV -
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 34,077 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 3,000 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,836 Franc
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 15,000 Franc
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) -
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 10,770 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 17,246 Franc
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 3,301,440 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 148 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 14,183 Franc
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 4,500 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 650 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper 413 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 450 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,549 Franc
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 6,478 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 2,646 Franc
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 4,500 Franc
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 9,900 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,450 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 435 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,168 Franc
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 10,385 Franc
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,286 Franc

Map of Cost of Living in New Caledonia

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This map shows only the top cities in New Caledonia. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

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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