Brunei vs Solomon Islands - Cost of Living Comparison

Brunei Solomon Islands
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1066
$1577
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2392
$3630
🏠 One person rent
$606
$966
🏘️ Family rent
$976
$1913
🍽️ Food expenses
$313
$490
🚐 Transport expenses
$50.6
$23.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1839
$518
💸 GDP per capita
$27443
$2251
😃 Human freedom index
6.46
6.1
❤️ Life expectancy
76
73.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
60
43
🌐 English speaking %
37.8%
31.7%
🎓 Higher education
54
8
😀 Quality of life
68
34
🏙️ Population
429K
611K

The average cost of living in Brunei ($1066) is 32% less expensive than in the Solomon Islands ($1577). Brunei ranked 52nd vs 22nd for the Solomon Islands in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Brunei compared to 0.3 months in the Solomon Islands. Ranked 36th and 145th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Brunei vs the Solomon Islands

We calculate prices for Brunei and the Solomon Islands as a population-weighted mean of 3 and 2 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Brunei Solomon Islands
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.73
$7.46
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.1
$47.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.89
$12.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.38
$4.64
 Cappuccino
$3.49
$3.95
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.72
$2.74
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$664
$623
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$459
$708
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1080
$1789
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$793
$1487
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.6
$165
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.9
$256
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$70.6
$110
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.29%
12.02%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1413
$951
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$892
$582
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.1
$0.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.8
$18.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$23.8
$6.98
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.37
$1.15
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.69
$2.63
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.33
$1.33
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.06
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.03
$5.26
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.63
$17.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.9
$10.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.9
$6.29
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.15
$5.11
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.16
$1.22
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.6
$6.06
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.29
$4.41
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$4.54
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.95
$3.01
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$1.07
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.47
$4.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.1
$13.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.3
$2.6
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.25
$4.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.9
$3.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.6
$4.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.82
$3
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.03
$2.39
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.2
$91.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.41
$2.43
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31.9
$28.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.97
$12.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$80.9
$33.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$93.1
$126
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$208
$105
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11287
$6500

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Cities Comparison in Brunei vs the Solomon Islands

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Brunei

City Cost of living Population
Bandar Seri Begawan
$1059
50K
Seria
$1095
13.1K
Kuala Belait
$1053
4.26K

In the Solomon Islands

City Cost of living Population
Honiara
$1577
84.5K
Auki
$1581
6.81K