Cost of living in Solomon Islands

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 79 SI$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 87 SI$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 34 SI$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 15 SI$
12 eggs, large 38 SI$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes -
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese -
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples -
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 43 SI$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 22 SI$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 110 SI$
2 liters of coca-cola 25 SI$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day -
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 26,078 SI$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,000 SI$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,300 SI$
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) 1,250 SI$
40” flat screen tv 2,500 SI$
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 200 SI$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 15 SI$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 19 SI$
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 80 SI$
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) -
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 -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 9 SI$
Monthly ticket public transport 180 SI$
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 8 SI$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 150 SI$
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 15 SI$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 8 SI$
4 rolls of toilet paper 22 SI$
Tube of toothpaste 3.00 SI$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 300 SI$
2 tickets to the movies -
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 800 SI$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 65 SI$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 45 SI$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 40 SI$
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 150 SI$
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 40 SI$

Map of Cost of Living in Solomon Islands

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This map shows only the top cities in Solomon Islands. 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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