Cost of living in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 40 Kina
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 26 Kina
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 20 Kina
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 9 Kina
12 eggs, large 12 Kina
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 14 Kina
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 20 Kina
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 13 Kina
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 8 Kina
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 10 Kina
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 71 Kina
2 liters of Coca-Cola 8 Kina
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 5.29 Kina
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 18,082 Kina
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 8,271 Kina
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 237 Kina
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 5,868 Kina
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 4,272 Kina
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 137 Kina
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 317 Kina
40” flat screen TV 2,119 Kina
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 594 Kina
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 23 Kina
Hourly rate for cleaning help 16 Kina
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 99 Kina
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 106 Kina
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 189 Kina
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 194 Kina
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 52,827 Kina
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.97 Kina
Monthly ticket public transport 67 Kina
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 63 Kina
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 25 Kina
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 24 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.) 14 Kina
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 12 Kina
4 rolls of toilet paper 9 Kina
Tube of toothpaste 4.98 Kina
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 42 Kina
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 127 Kina
2 tickets to the movies 40 Kina
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 98 Kina
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 148 Kina
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 25 Kina
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 12 Kina
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 12 Kina
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,776 Kina
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.65 Kina
1 month of gym membership in business district 201 Kina
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 18 Kina
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 124 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: October 19, 2018.

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