Cost of living in New Caledonia

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,829 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,350 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,000 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 135 Franc
12 eggs, large 475 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,000 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,000 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,000 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 700 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 303 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,500 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 325 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 200 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 210,778 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 162,576 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 31,194 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) 6,485 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 1,733 Franc
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) 9,889 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 17,246 Franc
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 3,600,000 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 146 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 7,828 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
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,662 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 2,522 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 8,467 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,500 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 451 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 837 Franc
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 147,266 Franc
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 15,000 Franc
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,148 Franc

Map of Cost of Living in New Caledonia


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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