Solomon Islands Travel Budget - Visit Solomon Islands on a Budget or Travel in Style

How much does it cost to travel to the Solomon Islands?

You should plan to spend around $167 (SI$1,414) per day on your vacation in the Solomon Islands. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $31 (SI$263) on meals
  • $22 (SI$184) on local transportation
  • $129 (SI$1,089) on hotels

A one week trip to the Solomon Islands for two people costs, on average, $2,338 (SI$19,796). 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 the Solomon Islands cost?

A one week trip to the Solomon Islands usually costs around $1,169 (SI$9,898) for one person and $2,338 (SI$19,796) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to the Solomon Islands on average costs around $2,338 (SI$19,796) for one person and $4,675 (SI$39,591) 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 the Solomon Islands will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to the Solomon Islands on average costs around $5,009 (SI$42,419) for one person and $10,019 (SI$84,838) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

How much do package tours cost in the Solomon Islands?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in the Solomon Islands is $2178 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.

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 the Solomon Islands expensive to visit?

The Solomon Islands 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, the Solomon Islands is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to French Polynesia or Fiji.

For more details, see Is the Solomon Islands Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to the Solomon Islands?

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) SI$1,089 ($129)
Local Transportation 1 SI$184 ($22)
Food 2 SI$263 ($31)
Entertainment 1 SI$204 ($24)
Alcohol 2 SI$46 - 137 ($5 - 16)
Accommodation Budget in the Solomon Islands
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in the Solomon Islands is $64 (SI$544). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in the Solomon Islands is $129 (SI$1,089). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

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

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Hotel Prices in the Solomon Islands

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Local Transportation Budget in the Solomon Islands
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in the Solomon Islands is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $22 (SI$184) per person, per day, on local transportation in the Solomon Islands.

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

Food Budget in the Solomon Islands
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in the Solomon Islands can vary, the average cost of food in the Solomon Islands is $31 (SI$263) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in the Solomon Islands should cost around $12 (SI$105) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in the Solomon Islands is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in the Solomon Islands
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in the Solomon Islands typically cost an average of $24 (SI$204) 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 the Solomon Islands
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $11 (SI$91) on alcoholic beverages in the Solomon Islands per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

The Solomon Islands On a Budget
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
An archipelago nation in the South Pacific, the Solomon Islands are not a haven of resorts and pristine beaches, but a paradise for the eco-tourist with opportunities to explore island volcanoes, kayak through vast lagoons, trek deep into green forests, and snorkel amongst untouched reefs. There are many things to see and do for the outdoor adventurer with a smattering of traditional guesthouses and comfortable hideaways to spend the nights.

At a Glance
The main island of the archipelago is called Guadalcanal and is home to the nation's capital city of Honiara. The hills of the island were once the site of some fierce WWII battles, while the city has much to explore with a museum, gallery, and a central market where you can find handmade jewelry and crafts. The only international airport of the islands is also located here, and there are opportunities nearby for beach-going and hiking to waterfalls.

Choiseul is the northernmost area which also includes the Treasury Islands and Shortland Islands, while the New Georgia Islands consist of New Georgia plus a myriad of tiny island and atolls. Santa Isabel was where European contact was first made with the islands, while the Santa Cruz Islands lie remotely in the southeast, closer to Vanuatu than to anywhere else in the Solomons. Other islands include Malaita, Renell and Bellona, San Cristobal, and the Florida and Russell Islands.

Most of the activities on the Solomons consist of the outdoor adventure kind-snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, hiking, trekking, kayaking, and more. There are plenty of emerald forests with cascading waterfalls, scenic trails and overlooks, as well as peaceful lagoons perfect for underwater sight-seeing. And if you are one for history, the islands are also home to a handful of museums like the Vilu War Museum outside of Honiara and the WWII Museum which consists of a dirt trail leading to 30 or more abandoned amphibious troop carriers located near Tetere Beach. You can also find a collection of WWII relics long-wrecked beneath the waves.


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Top Tourist Attractions
While each island has its own unique feel, there are a few identifying factors of the Solomons that remain the same throughout-abundant reefs, thick jungles and waterfalls, thriving marine life, and vibrant cultural villages. Some of the best attractions include:

Waterfalls: Mataniko Falls is a popular destination to hike to from Honiara. The trail begins in Lelei Village with a steep ascent to a ridge followed by a stretch of hills to the falls. They are a spectacular sight, water thundering down to the canyon below. Tenaru Falls is another one to hike to, cascading beautifully into the Chea River. Both have tranquil pools for swimming below.

Rennell Island: Located just south of the other main islands, Rennell is a paradise for the eco-tourist with all you could ask for in outdoor sightseeing. Lake Te'Nggano, designated a World Heritage Site, is the South Pacific's largest expanse of freshwater and acts as a habitat for abundant bird and marine life. The shores are dotted with a few small villages, while other sights in the area include Octopus Cave and Bird Island.

Honiara Central Market: A typical Melanesian city market, Honiara's Central Market boasts everything fresh-vegetables, fruits, and fish. There are also plenty of stalls selling handmade jewelry and crafts, perfect for picking up authentic souvenirs. Giza is another city with a waterfront market worth visiting.

Marova Lagoon: A great place to dive for all levels of experience, Marova Lagoon is thriving with reefs full of marine life from tropical fish and tiny bottom dwellers to manta rays and sharks. It is located in the New Georgia Islands region, though there are many other lagoons just as beautiful throughout the Solomons.

WWII Relics: While the jungles are littered with abandoned vehicles and equipment from WWII, the Solomon Islands are dotted with battlefields and memorials, as well as abandoned amtracks, a Sherman tank, Japanese field guns, and the remains of several US aircraft. Even below the waters you can find sunken wrecks, dozens warships and planes still lying at the bottom of the Savo Sound, now nicknamed "Ironbottom Sound." There are also a number of museums with WWII debris and memorabilia.

Popular Foods
Being surrounded by water, fish is the staple meat throughout the Solomon Islands. As fishing and agriculture provide most of the occupations, everything is fresh. Typically any meat dish is cooked and served with sweet potatoes, rice, taro roots, cassava, taro leaves, and a variety of many other vegetables. And as far as influences go, the Solomons received cattle from Spanish and a mix of various spices and produce from the Asians and Indians, plus some vegetables from the English colonies. Most cooking techniques involve baking, boiling, and frying. Typical foods of the island include:

Ulu: or breadfruit, from a type of flowering tree related to mulberry and Jackfruit family. Can be served with any dish.

Dessert: Bananas and other exotic fruits, wrapped in pearl cassavas and served with whipped cream or caramel.

Poi: a dish made with fermented taro roots, can be served with chicken or fish, or made like porridge. Usually served during any Solomonian celebration.

Also used a lot during holidays is tapioca or pearl cassava generally served like a pudding.

We've been gathering travel cost data from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010. 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 destinations around the world.

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.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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