Cost of living in Vanuatu

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,137Vatu
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 928Vatu
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,153Vatu
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 200Vatu
12 eggs, large 771Vatu
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,004Vatu
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,400Vatu
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 603Vatu
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 250Vatu
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 600Vatu
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,408Vatu
2 liters of Coca-Cola 500Vatu
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 140Vatu
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 165,298Vatu
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 90,000Vatu
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 15,000Vatu
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 110,265Vatu
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 65,067Vatu
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 26,253Vatu
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 5,000Vatu
40” flat screen TV 50,000Vatu
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help 275Vatu
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 4,000Vatu
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 3,000Vatu
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 12,500Vatu
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 5,763Vatu
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 167Vatu
Monthly ticket public transport 4,000Vatu
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 850Vatu
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 2,000Vatu
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 813Vatu
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper 200Vatu
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 800Vatu
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 3,000Vatu
2 tickets to the movies 1,551Vatu
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,800Vatu
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 4,500Vatu
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 700Vatu
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 200Vatu
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 600Vatu
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 4,500Vatu
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,000Vatu

Map of Cost of Living in Vanuatu

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This map shows only the top cities in Vanuatu. 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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