Cost of Living in Honiara

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1577
$3632
🛋️ Without rent
$611
$1717
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$966
$1915
🍽️ Food
$490
$1265
🚐 Transport
$23.3
$64.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$519
😀 Quality of life
35
🏙️ Population
84.5K

The average cost of living in Honiara is $1577, which is in the top 27% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2500th out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 2 in the Solomon Islands.

The median after-tax salary is $519, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months. Ranked 7937th (TOP 85%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in the Solomon Islands. With an estimated population of 84.5K, Honiara is the 1st largest city in the Solomon Islands.

Why living in Honiara costs 3 times more than the average salary? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Honiara for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 12 km Honiara International Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 5.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 12021 Solomon Islands National University
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Prices in Honiara

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.46
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$47.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$12.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.64
 Cappuccino
$3.95
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.74
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$623
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$707
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1789
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1489
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$165
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$256
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$110
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.02%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$952
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$583
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.98
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.15
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.63
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.33
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
🥚 Eggs, x12
$5.26
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.29
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.11
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.06
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.4
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.54
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.01
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.07
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$4.25
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.6
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.39
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$91.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.43
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$28.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$12.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$126
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$105
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6507

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