Cost of living in Tuvalu

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

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 Tuvalu for one person with average consumption for one month will be USD 1500, no rent price included. The decent cost of living in Tuvalu 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 Tuvalu is fairly inexpensive. In Bridgetown, the capital of Tuvalu, 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%.