Cost of Living in Port Moresby

Summary of cost of living in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 36.01 K 25.00-50.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 180.03 K 150.00-250.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 K 30.00-45.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 11.00 K 7.00-20.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 18.00 K 12.00-30.00
Cappuccino (regular) 10.15 K 3.00-15.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.64 K 2.00-7.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.14 K 3.00-6.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 26.01 K 22.71-37.85
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.85 K 4.08-6.35
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.40 K 2.15-2.72
Eggs (regular) (12) 14.60 K 12.00-15.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.50 K 6.35-12.25
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 12.08 K 6.80-18.14
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 13.80 K 11.34-16.33
Apples (1 lb) 4.74 K 3.18-8.16
Banana (1 lb) 4.25 K 2.27-7.71
Oranges (1 lb) 5.77 K 3.18-13.61
Tomato (1 lb) 4.97 K 1.81-11.34
Potato (1 lb) 4.61 K 2.27-9.07
Onion (1 lb) 4.79 K 1.36-6.80
Lettuce (1 head) 9.62 K 5.00-23.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.90 K 3.00-6.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 38.50 K 22.00-80.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.00 K 3.00-12.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 14.17 K 8.00-20.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 25.00 K 23.00-35.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 K 1.00-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 134.78 K
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 K 10.00-40.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 9.66 K
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 K 50.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 15.90 K 8.37-18.93
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 160,000.00 K 120,000.00-200,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 82,000.00 K 50,000.00-150,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 596.67 K 340.00-850.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 235.00 K 235.00-235.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,333.33 K 500.00-2,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 192.50 K 60.00-900.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 66.67 K 40.00-60.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 30.00 K 20.00-35.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,104.17 K 1,250.00-3,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,000.00 K 10,000.00-36,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 130.00 K 32.00-300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 140.00 K 89.00-250.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 237.50 K 200.00-350.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 335.00 K 250.00-600.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 10,730.05 K 3,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,620.00 K 500.00-8,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 14,833.33 K 5,000.00-23,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,083.33 K 1,500.00-6,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,645.11 K
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 24,464.26 K 3,716.09-55,741.36
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,220.83 K
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.17 10.00-20.00

Prices in Port Moresby

This city had 28 entries in the past 12 months by 9 different contributors.
Last update: February 2024
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1 Comments so far
Jovita M. Corpuz on Nov 02, 2020:
The costs/prices are easier to understand if they are in US $. Thanks!