Cost of living in Lae, Papua New Guinea

List of prices in Lae, Papua New Guinea. Current as of Oct 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 44 Kina
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 22 Kina
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 16 Kina
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 5.40 Kina
12 eggs, large 11 Kina
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 7 Kina
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 16 Kina
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 16 Kina
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 6 Kina
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 12 Kina
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 53 Kina
2 liters of Coca-Cola 9 Kina
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3.47 Kina
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,633 Kina
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,650 Kina
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 285 Kina
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 950 Kina
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 525 Kina
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 125 Kina
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 163 Kina
40” flat screen TV 1,000 Kina
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,300 Kina
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 38 Kina
Hourly rate for cleaning help 8 Kina
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 239 Kina
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 64 Kina
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 300 Kina
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 311 Kina
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 102,283 Kina
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3.31 Kina
Monthly ticket public transport 40 Kina
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) 30 Kina
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 50 Kina
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 175 Kina
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 50 Kina
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 29 Kina
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 27 Kina
4 rolls of toilet paper 9 Kina
Tube of toothpaste 13 Kina
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 36 Kina
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 94 Kina
2 tickets to the movies 45 Kina
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 100 Kina
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 174 Kina
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 50 Kina
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 15 Kina
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 12 Kina
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,047 Kina
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.00 Kina
1 month of gym membership in business district 666 Kina
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 24 Kina
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 59 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: October 15, 2018.

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