Cost of living in Honiara, Solomon Islands

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 105 SI$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 53 SI$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 62 SI$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 22 SI$
12 eggs, large 41 SI$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 48 SI$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 68 SI$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 58 SI$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 80 SI$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 15 SI$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 145 SI$
2 liters of Coca-Cola 33 SI$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 8 SI$
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 12,556 SI$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 12,548 SI$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,500 SI$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 5,677 SI$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 3,464 SI$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,000 SI$
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 1,580 SI$
40” flat screen TV -
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,000 SI$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 30 SI$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 15 SI$
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 100 SI$
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) -
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 50,000 SI$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7 SI$
Monthly ticket public transport 144 SI$
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 45 SI$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 250 SI$
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 35 SI$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 35 SI$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 42 SI$
4 rolls of toilet paper 29 SI$
Tube of toothpaste 30 SI$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 121 SI$
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 253 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 397 SI$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 50 SI$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 32 SI$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 31 SI$
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.00 SI$
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,000 SI$
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 36 SI$
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 21 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: November 03, 2017.

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