Cost of living in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Summary of cost of living in Port Moresby

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 18,867 Kina
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 12,711 Kina
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Port Moresby
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 25 Kina
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 24 Kina
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 15 Kina
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 7 Kina
12 eggs, large 15 Kina
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 14 Kina
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 25 Kina
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 14 Kina
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 9 Kina
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 7 Kina
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 70 Kina
2 liters of coca-cola 9 Kina
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5.63 Kina
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 12,388 Kina
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 8,075 Kina
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 695 Kina
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 8,792 Kina
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 5,599 Kina
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 341 Kina
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 289 Kina
40” flat screen tv 2,235 Kina
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 600 Kina
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 40 Kina
Hourly rate for cleaning help 54 Kina
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 183 Kina
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 146 Kina
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 251 Kina
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 337 Kina
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 75,857 Kina
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3.47 Kina
Monthly ticket public transport 106 Kina
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 81 Kina
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 26 Kina
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 29 Kina
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 147 Kina
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 19 Kina
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 17 Kina
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 13 Kina
4 rolls of toilet paper 10 Kina
Tube of toothpaste 5.80 Kina
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 42 Kina
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 112 Kina
2 tickets to the movies 47 Kina
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 141 Kina
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 199 Kina
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 35 Kina
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 13 Kina
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 11 Kina
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,426 Kina
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.11 Kina
1 month of gym membership in business district 245 Kina
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 26 Kina
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 119 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: January 30, 2023

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