Cost of living in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Summary of cost of living in Port Moresby

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 18,703 Kina
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 12,647 Kina
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List of prices in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 33 Kina
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 27 Kina
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 17 Kina
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 7 Kina
12 eggs, large 13 Kina
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 19 Kina
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 27 Kina
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 12 Kina
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 10 Kina
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 8 Kina
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 69 Kina
2 liters of coca-cola 8 Kina
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5.78 Kina
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 13,431 Kina
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 7,443 Kina
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 633 Kina
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 4,957 Kina
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 4,118 Kina
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 346 Kina
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 309 Kina
40” flat screen tv 2,451 Kina
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 550 Kina
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 43 Kina
Hourly rate for cleaning help 49 Kina
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 96 Kina
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 115 Kina
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 245 Kina
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 289 Kina
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 58,304 Kina
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3.73 Kina
Monthly ticket public transport 106 Kina
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 58 Kina
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 26 Kina
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 26 Kina
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 162 Kina
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 17 Kina
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 15 Kina
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 13 Kina
4 rolls of toilet paper 10 Kina
Tube of toothpaste 4.98 Kina
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 41 Kina
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 112 Kina
2 tickets to the movies 50 Kina
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 200 Kina
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 205 Kina
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 28 Kina
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 12 Kina
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 13 Kina
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,813 Kina
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.65 Kina
1 month of gym membership in business district 182 Kina
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 25 Kina
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 160 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: January 24, 2020

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