Cost of living in Tonga

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Pa'anga 28
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Pa'anga 8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Pa'anga 5.00
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Pa'anga 3.00
12 eggs, large Pa'anga 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Pa'anga 3.00
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Pa'anga 16
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples -
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Pa'anga 7
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Pa'anga 30
2 liters of coca-cola Pa'anga 1.00
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Pa'anga 3.50
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Pa'anga 3,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Pa'anga 2,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Pa'anga 400
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Pa'anga 2,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Pa'anga 1,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio -
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Pa'anga 60
40” flat screen tv -
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help Pa'anga 5.00
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) -
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 -
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Pa'anga 30,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Pa'anga 4.00
Monthly ticket public transport Pa'anga 40
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) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Pa'anga 16
4 rolls of toilet paper -
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Pa'anga 60
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 Pa'anga 100
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Pa'anga 10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Pa'anga 6.00
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
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 Pa'anga 50

Map of Cost of Living in Tonga


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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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