Micronesia Travel Budget - Visit Micronesia on a Budget or Travel in Style

How much does it cost to travel to Micronesia?

You should plan to spend around $282 per day on your vacation in Micronesia. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $45 on meals
  • $30 on local transportation
  • $251 on hotels

A one week trip to Micronesia for two people costs, on average, $3,943. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Micronesia cost?

A one week trip to Micronesia usually costs around $1,971 for one person and $3,943 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Micronesia on average costs around $3,943 for one person and $7,885 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Micronesia will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Micronesia on average costs around $8,448 for one person and $16,897 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Micronesia expensive to visit?

Micronesia is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within the Pacific, which is known to be an expensive region, Micronesia is somewhat more expensive compared to the other countries. It is in the top 25% of countries in the Pacific for its travel costs. While a few countries in the region are more expensive, Micronesia is more expensive than most.

For more details, see Is Micronesia Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Micronesia?

The average Micronesia trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Micronesia travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $251
Local Transportation 1 $30
Food 2 $45
Entertainment 1 $26
Alcohol 2 $6 - 18
Accommodation Budget in Micronesia
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Micronesia is $126. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Micronesia is $251. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Micronesia

Looking for a hotel in Micronesia? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Micronesia based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $147. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Micronesia
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Micronesia is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $30 per person, per day, on local transportation in Micronesia.

  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Food Budget in Micronesia
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Micronesia can vary, the average cost of food in Micronesia is $45 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Micronesia should cost around $18 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Micronesia is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Micronesia
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Micronesia typically cost an average of $26 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Micronesia
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $12 on alcoholic beverages in Micronesia per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Micronesia On a Budget
Micronesia Palau in Micronesia
Micronesia is an archipelago in Oceana that consists of thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean. While the islands have been settled for millennia, earliest known contact with Europeans occurred in 1521, when Ferdinand Magellan reached the Marianas. Since then civilizations have grown and evolved, many cultures thriving in the tropical marine climate.

At a Glance
There are several groups of islands, several regions that make up the area of Micronesia. The Federated States of Micronesia is the first group, comprising of over 600 islands known for their palm-shaded beaches, wreck-filled dives, and ancient ruins and temples. Kiribati is the next group with beautiful beach scenery and abundant traditional culture, especially on the outer islands. Then there are the Marshall Islands, a group of atolls and reefs halfway between Australia and Hawaii, as well as the island Nauru which is also the world's smallest independent republic. The Northern Mariana Islands are actually in political union with the United States and have great opportunities for scuba diving and snorkeling on reefs and wrecks. And finally there is Palau, a beautiful nation known for its lake full of jellyfish in the Rock Islands. Guam, the Midway Islands, and Wake Island are also a part of Micronesia.

Activities on the islands range from swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling to hiking, fishing, exploring on foot, and experiencing the traditional culture of the islands. Sailing and other boating excursions are also popular just offshore, as well as sightseeing historic WWII sites.


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Top Tourist Attractions
With thousands of islands making up the whole of Micronesia, it is difficult to pick and choose from the many sights of the archipelago. For the most part top tourist attractions include reefs and wrecks just offshore, tropical beaches, cultural villages, diverse wildlife, and WWII historical sites.

Culture on Yap: One of the Federated States of Micronesia, Yap is a great place to experience some of the more traditional cultures of the islands. There are quite a few authentic villages as well as the Yap Living History Museum in Colonia with traditional houses and stone money on display. The outer reefs around Yap are also a top attraction, full of aquatic life, attracting divers from all corners of the globe.

Diving at Palau: A region most famous for its diving sites, some of the best including The Blue Corner, German Channel, Ulong Channel and Blue Holes. The Rock Islands of Palau are also well-known for its many jellyfish lakes where visitors can also snorkel.

Wildlife on the Midway Islands: a wildlife refuge in the northern Pacific Ocean, these islands are home to nearly 5 million members of 17 species of seabirds, plus the endangered Hawaiian monk seals, giant green sea turtles, and spinner dolphins. The islands also contain memorials and artifacts of the 1942 Battle of Midway during WWII. Nature viewing, wildlife photography, snorkeling, kayaking, and touring the World War II historical sites are all popular activities on the islands.

Beaches: Most of the islands of Micronesia have pristine tropical beaches for any relaxing getaway. Anibare Bay is a popular spot for beach-bumming on Nauru, Saipan in the Marianas has more of the historic kind, while the Federated States of Micronesia have plenty of untouched shoreline within reach for a peaceful escape.

Ancient Ruins: The islands are also dotted with archaeological sites and ancient ruins lying long abandoned in the island jungles. Some of the more popular sites include Nan Madol, a ruined city adjacent to the eastern shore of the island of Pohnpei, as well as the Lehlu Ruins of Kosrae. Both are a part of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Popular Foods
Some of the native cuisine of Micronesia consists of that of the Chamorro people who inhabit the Mariana Islands. Most dishes include rice and various spices, as well as the use of local produce with fruits like lemmai, mangga, niyok, and bilimbines and vegetables including taro, yam, and potato.

Kelaguen: a Chamorro dish from the Northern Mariana Islands, Kelaguen consists of cooked chicken, raw shrimp, fish, or beef marinated in a pickling mix of lemon juice, fresh coconut, green onions, salt and spicy hot peppers, or donne. In most cases the citric acid from the marinade will "cook" the dish. It is served cold or at room temperature and eaten as is, over rice, or wrapped in a warm corn or flour tortilla. Served with finadene on the side.

Finadene: a salty, spicy, sour all-purpose condiment used in Chamorro cuisine. Varieties include soy sauce, lemon, or coconut. Often served with meat.

Tinaktak: a meat dish made with coconut milk

Micronesia cuisine is also influenced by many different cultures. In the Marianas, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and American cuisine are commonly available. You might also find various types of sweet or savory empanada, originally introduced by Spain, and pancit, a noodle dish from the Philippines. In Guam, Tobasco sauce is highly consumed.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.