Cost of living index in Papua New Guinea

Milk (1Liter / 0.26Gallon) 1.57 (USD)
Eggs (30 pack) 7.98 (USD)
White bread (100g loaf) 0.36 (USD)
Rice (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.2 (USD)
Cheese (1kg / 2.2lbs) 6.61 (USD)
Boneless chicken breast (1kg / 2.2lbs) 5.95 (USD)
Beef steak (1kg / 2.2lbs) 9.25 (USD)
Banana (1kg / 2.2lbs) 2.24 (USD)
Oranges (1kg / 2.2lbs) 3.46 (USD)
Apples (1kg / 2.2lbs) 2.92 (USD)
Onions (1kg / 2.2lbs) 2.59 (USD)
Potato (1kg / 2.2lbs) 2.18 (USD)
Tomato (1kg / 2.2lbs) 2.87 (USD)
Lettuce (1 leaf) 2.81 (USD)
Bottle of Water (1.5L / 50oz) 3.04 (USD)
Bottle of Red Wine 10.57 (USD)
Local beer (33cl / 11oz) 1.85 (USD)
Imported beer (33cl / 11oz) 3.77 (USD)
Pack of cigarettes (20 units) 6.26 (USD)
Fast food meal (MCD Big mac) 7.33 (USD)
Meal in cheap restaurant 11.26 (USD)
Meal in high end restaurant 59.78 (USD)
Bottle of Water (33cl / 11oz) 0.94 (USD)
Cup of coffee 2.78 (USD)
Limonade (Coca cola) 1.27 (USD)
Local beer (33cl / 11oz) 1.44 (USD)
Imported beer (33cl / 11oz) 3.92 (USD)
Sport shoes (Nike / Adidas) 52.88 (USD)
Mens Dress shoes 104.83 (USD)
High quality jeans 25.03 (USD)
womens summer dress 20.27 (USD)
Taxi minimum charge 2.96 (USD)
Taxi fare (1km / 0.6mile) 5.23 (USD)
Taxi 1 hour waiting 18.5 (USD)
Bus or metro ticket (One way) 0.59 (USD)
One month pass 14.51 (USD)
Gas price (1Liter / 0.26Gallon) 1.06 (USD)
Mid range compact car (Honda Civic) 33105.4 (USD)
Mid range family car (Toyota corolla) 21074.8 (USD)
Gym monthly membership cost 96.99 (USD)
1 hour tennis court rental 35.03 (USD)
Cinema ticket price 11.38 (USD)
1 bedroom flat in city center 1282.41 (USD)
3 bedrooms flat in city center 3810.56 (USD)
1 bedroom flat outside city center 732.59 (USD)
3 bedrooms flat outside city center 1693.59 (USD)
Square meter price in city center 10010.2 (USD)
Square meter price outside city center 5862.41 (USD)
Monthly (Natural Gas, Electricity, Water, AC) for family 123.11 (USD)
50 mbps unlimited internet (ADSL or Fiber optic) 609.52 (USD)
Local calls mobile tariff for 1 mn 0.3 (USD)
Kindergarten or preschool monthly fees 138.23 (USD)
Average primary, secondary and high school yearly fees 4931.32 (USD)
Average monthly net salary 426.49 (USD)
Average yearly interest rates on home loans 12.37 %

Grocery budget for one person per month in Papua New Guinea

On average a signle person can spend arround 158 (USD) a month which is considered quite affordable comparing to other places in the world. This will cover all your supermarket needs such as fruit, vegetables, dairy products and drinking water.
Note that cigarettes, beers and wine are excluded from this expenses report.

Grocery budget for two people per month in Papua New Guinea

270 (USD) will be enough for grocery shopping for a couple or two people splitting supermarket expenses.
this budget is considered quite cheap if we compare it to the average worldwide, this budget will cover their monthly needs on dairy products, fruits and veggies and all other supermarket expenses excluding cigarettes, wine and beer.

Grocery budget for family of 4 per month in Papua New Guinea

Grocery expenses for family of 4 people can be on average 430 (USD) per month in Papua New Guinea, if we compare it to other big cities in the world this amount is considered on the cheap side.
This report is taking in consideration all monthly needs for the family from supermarket including bakery and dairy products.

Average living cost in Papua New Guinea for one person per month

An average single consumer can make it through one month in Papua New Guinea for arround 1808 (USD), which puts it among the most expensive cities in the world, yes quality of life and high standards of living comes at price.
This will cover all you basic needs, supermarket shopping will cost on average 158 (USD) while renting a one bedroom appartement a bit far from city center will cost around 733 (USD), transportation, home utilities and gym membership can cost on average 874 (USD).

Average living cost in Papua New Guinea for a couple per month

Monthly cost of living for a couple in Papua New Guinea can average 2551 (USD), which is considered quite expensive but comparing to salaries couple can have decent life if they own a stable job.
Rent will take the big part it can cost arround 1099 (USD) for a single bedroom flat close to city center, grocery shopping can cost on average 270 (USD) while home utilities, gym, one month transportation and mobile for two people membership can be arround 1003 (USD).

Average living cost in Papua New Guinea for family of 4 per month

For a decent living standard a family of 4 people can make through a month in Papua New Guinea for about 4791 (USD), which is expensive if we put it in comparison against other cities in the world.
Three bedroom appartement not far from city center can cost 2371 (USD), if we do the calculation, private school for two childs will average monthly about 592 (USD), while supermarket expenses will cost for the family not less than 430 (USD), home expenses such as wifi, water, electricity and mobile membership will cost about 786 (USD).




Cost of living by city in Papua New Guinea