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Getting to Tahiti

Budgeting for Tahiti

This is a popular question for many Kiwis. Whilst Tahiti cannot be considered a 'cheap' destination, it certainly can be an affordable place to holiday.

Costs in Tahiti are a lot more relative to those in New Zealand than before. Tahiti can be as affordable as you want it to be. Like any other country, you have a choice of what you purchase, and at what price. The reason for some of the prices being slightly higher in Tahiti is due to the fact that no income tax is payable by local residents, and thus goods and services are taxed accordingly. Being islands, with a very high standard of lifestyle, Tahiti has to import much of its requirements from all over the world.

Below, you'll find a price list for various products. These have been taken from a wide range of various suppliers, and are indicative of price only:

PRODUCT

WHERE PURCHASED

CFP

NZ$

TYPE

Local Beer - Hinano (bottle)

Supermarket

250

$3.87

Drink

Local Beer - Hinano(bottle)

Resort/Hotel

400

$6.19

Drink

Coke/Pepsi (500ml)

Supermarket

150

$2.32

Drink

Fresh Juice (glass)

Resort/Hotel

600

$9.28

Drink

Juice (litre)

Supermarket

350

$5.42

Drink

Water (1.5L)

Supermarket

150

$2.32

Drink

Whisky (bottle)

Supermarket

3500

$54.19

Drink

Whisky (double)*

Resort/Hotel

1500

$23.22

Drink

Wine-French (bottle)

Resort/Hotel

3000

$46.45

Drink

Coffee

Resort/Hotel

350

$5.42

Drink

Chicken Meal

Snack Bar

900

$13.93

Food

Chicken Meal

Resort/Hotel

1700

$26.32

Food

Croissant

Supermarket

150

$2.32

Food

Curried Prawns

Café/Restaurant

1800

$27.87

Food

Grilled Mahi Mahi

Café/Restaurant

1900

$29.42

Food

Fresh Fruit Salad

Café/Restaurant

400

$6.19

Food

Hamburger/Fries

Snack Bar

1000

$15.48

Food

Hamburger Meal

Resort/Hotel

1600

$24.78

Food

Kids Menu Meal

Resort/Hotel

1200

$18.59

Food

Mixed Salad

Cafe/Restaurant

800

$12.39

Food

Poisson Cru (Raw Fish)

Roulottes

1000

$15.48

Food

Poisson Cru (Raw Fish)

Resort/Hotel

1600

$24.78

Food

Pizza (large)

Roulottes

1200

$18.59

Food

Pizza (large)

Café/Restaurant

1800

$27.87

Food

Plat du jour

Café/Restaurant

1500

$23.22

Food

Sandwich

Café/Restaurant

450

$6.96

Food

Steak & Fries

Roulottes

1000

$15.48

Food

Steak & Fries

Café/Restaurant

1600

$24.78

Food

Tuna Sashimi (large)

Roulottes

1500

$23.22

Food

Bananas (per kilo)

Supermarket

350

$5.42

Groceries

Bread (French stick)

Supermarket

51

$0.78

Groceries

Cereal

Supermarket

400

$6.19

Groceries

Cheese (250g)

Supermarket

300

$4.64

Groceries

Chicken (frozen)

Supermarket

500

$7.77

Groceries

Margarine

Supermarket

350

$5.42

Groceries

Milk (UHT 1 litre)

Supermarket

350

$5.42

Groceries

Pineapple (per kilo)

Supermarket

500

$7.74

Groceries

Pizza (frozen)

Supermarket

1000

$15.48

Groceries

Sliced Ham (per 100g)

Supermarket

350

$5.42

Groceries

In any overseas destination, there is a small minority who like to profit from the 'tourists'. In Tahiti, you'll not find hawkers, hustlers and hasslers on every street corner. However, it always pays to be prudent, and if you are unsure about something you can always ask your host tour operator or hotelier for advice. Another commonly asked question is 'how much spending money should we take'. This depends on one's tastes and pocket. However, we've talked to travellers over the last year or so, and the following is a good guide:

  • NZ$90 - 100 per day:
    For the budget conscious, this amount of money allows for food each day, and limited excursions and activities.
    NB: For those who have pre-purchased a meal plan or have self-catering facilities, this is a good allowance.

  • NZ$110 - 140 per day:
    An average amount of expenditure, allowing enough for food and excursions.

  • NZ$150 - 180 per day:
    A higher level of food and activities.

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