If you areintending to study abroad it is important to know about the cost of living in the destination country! RocApply has made it eaasy for you by setting out this guide for your information!

Compare the cost of your home country to the actual living costs in The Solomon Islands, simply select your home currency and see the difference!

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Food Price in SBD
12 eggs dozen, large 12.50 $
1 beer pint in local shops, markets 7 $
1 kg of tomatoes 8.50 $
Full chicken 2kg 38.75 $
1litre 100% fruit juice 8.50 $
1 package of cigarettes imported brands 25 $
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7.50 $
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 48.95 $
2.5 liters of Coca-Cola 0.95 $
1 Bread loaf standard 9.50 $
Whole fat Yogurt. 500ml 12 $
1x6 pack Dardanelle tuna 18.50 $
Heinz baked beans 1 tin 8 $
1.5 kg Sugar 10 $
2 liter cooking oil 20 $
Yum-yum noodles per pack 2.00 $
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.50 $
1 liter milk 8.50 $
Fast food restaurant large serving/ take away 25 $
Utilities per month (water, electricity, gas) for 2 people in flat 165 $
Wi-Fi monthly fee 8 Mbps (1 month) 145 $
Laundry detergent (bleach, sunlight liquid, washing surf… altogether) 58.50 $
House Cleaning fee per day 105 $
Large Gas heater price range upwards. 200 $
Original branded Electric Fans 200 $
Original branded Electric kettle. 120 $
40 inches Beko flat screen HD TV set 2000 $
Single bed Blankets 120 $
Personal Care
Avon for women and men cologne 100 $
Ladies hair plaiting. 60 $
Ladies Sanitaryware (Pads and Tampoons) 18 $
Men's haircut 40 $
Ibuprofen, Panadol, Grandpa Pain killers box of 12 dosses 24.50 $
Mobile package local network providers’ talk-time, data and messages 65 $
1 month of gym subscription. 105 $
Earphones original (Samsung. iPhone) 90 $
Unisex Loris perfume 30 $
Gadgets maintenance and repairs (cellphone, laptops, tablets...) starting price. 100 $
Smart phones (Samsung, Xiaomi, HTC, IPhone) price range upwards 1000 $
Laptops (Samsung, Lenovo, Hp, Monster, Dell etc.) price range upwards 3000 $
Boat cruise with refreshments and finger snacks 120 $
Go carting 30mins 120 $
Movie House 3d cinema 30 $
Summer Festivals (jet, bumper cars, lucky deep ...(per ticket) 15 $
Photo shoot 120 $
Cappuccino / expresso/ coffee 12.50 $
3 course dinner local restaurant two people 96.50 $
3 course dinner classy, exotic restaurant two people 150 $
Play station 4 console without games. 2000 $
Spalding Basketball 200 $
Original branded Racket and Wilson’s tennis balls 500 $
Taxi fare on average 5-10km 45 $
Public transport per trip one way maximum fare 30 $
1 liter petrol/diesel 6.50 $
1 day rent a car cost 140 $
Driver’s license 2300 $
1 pair of jeans (Denim or similar) 150 $
1 pair of men’s formal shoes 215 $
1 pair original sport/casual shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 280 $
1 classy summer dress (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 135.79 $
Ladies formal shoes original and durable 120 $
Back-pack, gym bag (Nike, Adidas, New balance) 150 $

The Overview

We review the explanations of the statistical relationship between spatial price indices and real living standards in the country. Then, using information from several seasons in the country, we show how these variables are positively associated, price indices, and real living standards may be statistically linked on several grounds. The total cost of living in Solomon Islands for one person with average consumption for one month will be USD 1500, no rent price included. The decent cost of living in Solomon Islands and its wealth are also relatively popular.

RocApply is a database of user-gathered information detailing the costs of living in cities and countries worldwide. According to its indexes, the cost of food in Solomon Islands is fairly inexpensive. In Bridgetown, the capital of Solomon Islands, the most expensive market items are a gallon of milk USD 15 and a mid-range bottle of wine USD 13.

Housing prices vary distinctly depending on whether or not the location is in or near a city center. Renting a one-bedroom apartment in the city center costs USD 500 per month or USD 1000 for a three-bedroom apartment. Outside the city center, the prices drop down significantly to USD 400 and USD 800 for one- and three-bedroom apartments, respectively.


Monthly utilities (such as water, heat, gas, garbage and electricity) for a 915-square-foot apartment cost approximately USD 110 per month. High-speed Internet access costs about USD 40.

RocApply is a site devoted to giving expatriates reliable data for the costs of living. It lists the price of a new small car with no extra enhancements (specifically the Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV) in Bridgetown as USD 40 000.A monthly pass for public transportation will run someone about USD 40.

Here, education at government-run schools is mandatory and free through the secondary level. Parents have the option of enrolling their children in a public school, but they will incur various fees, the most expensive of which is around USD 7500. Because of this education system, the country’s literacy rate is a stellar 100%.