Cost of living in Port Vila, Vanuatu, Vanuatu

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,137Vatu
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 928Vatu
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,153Vatu
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 200Vatu
12 eggs, large 771Vatu
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,004Vatu
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,400Vatu
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 603Vatu
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 250Vatu
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 600Vatu
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,408Vatu
2 liters of Coca-Cola 500Vatu
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 140Vatu
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 183,157Vatu
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 90,000Vatu
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 15,000Vatu
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 110,265Vatu
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 65,067Vatu
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 26,253Vatu
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 5,000Vatu
40” flat screen TV 50,000Vatu
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help 275Vatu
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 4,000Vatu
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 3,000Vatu
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 12,500Vatu
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 5,763Vatu
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 167Vatu
Monthly ticket public transport 6,650Vatu
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) 850Vatu
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 2,000Vatu
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 813Vatu
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper 200Vatu
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 800Vatu
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 3,000Vatu
2 tickets to the movies 1,551Vatu
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,800Vatu
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 4,500Vatu
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 700Vatu
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 200Vatu
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 600Vatu
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 4,500Vatu
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,000Vatu
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 13, 2018.

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