Cost of living in Samoa

Summary of cost of living in Samoa

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 9,140 Tala
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 4,793 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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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 15 Tala
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 25 Tala
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 10 Tala
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.61 Tala
12 eggs, large 10 Tala
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 20 Tala
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 23 Tala
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 13 Tala
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 8 Tala
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4.96 Tala
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 39 Tala
2 liters of coca-cola 12 Tala
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.68 Tala
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 4,299 Tala
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,929 Tala
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 150 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 899 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 -
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 -
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.63 Tala
Monthly ticket public transport -
Personal Care
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) 37 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 5.26 Tala
Tube of toothpaste 4.00 Tala
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 10 Tala
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 93 Tala
2 tickets to the movies 32 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 149 Tala
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 15 Tala
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10 Tala
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 7 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 15 Tala

Map of Cost of Living in Samoa


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