Cost of living in Samoa

Change the currency:
Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 13 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 3.30 Tala
12 eggs, large 7 Tala
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 13 Tala
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 13 Tala
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 10 Tala
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.00 Tala
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 6 Tala
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 28 Tala
2 liters of Coca-Cola 7 Tala
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.20 Tala
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,050 Tala
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,800 Tala
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 200 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) -
40” flat screen TV 1,500 Tala
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help 8 Tala
Clothes
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) -
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 60,000 Tala
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.54 Tala
Monthly ticket public transport -
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) 38 Tala
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper 6.00 Tala
Tube of toothpaste 4.00 Tala
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 15 Tala
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 60 Tala
2 tickets to the movies 30 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.) 9 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 -

Map of Cost of Living in Samoa

loading...

This map shows only the top cities in Samoa. 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.

List of all cities available in Samoa

Apia

What do you think about the cost of living in Samoa?

Recent Prices Added