Cost of living in Honiara, Solomon Islands

Summary of cost of living in Honiara

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 32,245 SI$
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 17,419 SI$
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 95 SI$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 52 SI$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 48 SI$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 20 SI$
12 eggs, large 40 SI$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 48 SI$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 68 SI$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 58 SI$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 60 SI$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 21 SI$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 138 SI$
2 liters of coca-cola 31 SI$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 9 SI$
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 12,879 SI$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 12,135 SI$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,404 SI$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 5,677 SI$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 3,464 SI$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,000 SI$
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,580 SI$
40” flat screen tv 2,500 SI$
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 833 SI$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 27 SI$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 19 SI$
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 80 SI$
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 100 SI$
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) -
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 50,000 SI$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7 SI$
Monthly ticket public transport 180 SI$
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) 37 SI$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 219 SI$
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 35 SI$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 25 SI$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 38 SI$
4 rolls of toilet paper 28 SI$
Tube of toothpaste 24 SI$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 123 SI$
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 269 SI$
2 tickets to the movies -
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 478 SI$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 57 SI$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 33 SI$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 35 SI$
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.00 SI$
1 month of gym membership in business district 930 SI$
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 37 SI$
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 36 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: February 06, 2020

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