Cost of living in Vanuatu
On this page we brief you on the cost of living in the Solomon Islands. All of the information provided is current. All the prices are listed in US dollar.
Video VCD/DVD: $10
Music Local and western: $10
TV Set: $1000
Internet: $2 per megabyte
Phone: $1 per minute overseas call. local call.
Computers: $800 - $2000
- Local stores
- Beer shops
- Mobile phone shows
- Clothing shops
- Computer shops
Tooth brush: $3
There are many affordable houses in Honiara or in other towns in the Solomons .Most of the rental houses are provided by real estate and private owners. :
Hotels - $300 - $900 per day
Lodges - $350 - $900 per day
Town House - $700 - $1800 per fortnight
Apartments - $1000 - $2000 per fortnight
Settlement Housing - $200 - $700
TransportBuses, Taxies and Airplanes are available in the Solomons
Bus fare within city: $1
Intercity Travel : $30 - $50
Taxi fare: $10 - $50 depending of the distance
Hire Cars: $500 per day
Gasoline per litre $6
shoes : $100
Jersey : $50
Sports wears : $30
Textbooks = $100 per book
pens/markers/pencils = $20
School fees: $2000 private schools per year
State schools : $1500
School uniforms: $200
School bus fares: $1 per trip
Milk (regular), 1 liter : $10
Rice (1kg) : $4
Eggs (12) : $12
Local Cheese (1kg): $3
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg): $18
Tomato (1kg) $4
Potato (1kg): $10
Lettuce (1 head) $2
Pack of Cigarettes : $20
There are several banks in Solomon Islands.
Opening hours: 8.45am to 3pm from Monday to Thursday and from 8.45am to 4pm on Friday. A branch of Bank South Pacific is open for business at the International Airport for currency exchange at arrival and departure times of all international flights.
ATMs & Eftpos
ATMs are located in major towns and cities. Eftpos is found in major hotels, shops, restaurants and many other locations.
Major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners & JCB) and traveller’s cheques are accepted at most leading hotels, restaurants and travel agencies.
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $25 - $50
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: $100
Combo Meal at KFC or Similar: $30
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter SP): $10
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle): $15
Cappuccino (regular): $15
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle): $5
Water (0.33 liter bottle): $3
Bottle of wine: $12
Fresh food products are available in major markets in towns and cities though supermarkets provide variety of choices.
Cabbage/Onion = $5 per packet at the markets
= $8 at super markets
Orange/Apples = $10 per packet @ supermarkets
Bread = $3 of a loaf
Rice = $4 per 1kg Packet
Fish : Tinned ($5, fresh: $10 - $20) per kg.
Watermelon: $15 - $30