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


How much does it cost to travel to Tahiti?

You should plan to spend around $196 (F21,836) per day on your vacation in Tahiti. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $52 (F5,740) on meals
  • $22 (F2,398) on local transportation
  • $195 (F21,677) on hotels

A one week trip to Tahiti for two people costs, on average, $2,751 (F305,698). 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
    $196
    F21,836
  • One Week Per person
    $1,375
    F152,849
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $2,751
    F305,698
  • One Month Per person
    $5,895
    F655,068
  • One Week For a couple
    $2,751
    F305,698
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $5,502
    F611,397
  • One Month For a couple
    $11,790
    F1,310,135
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Tahiti cost?

A one week trip to Tahiti usually costs around $1,375 (F152,849) for one person and $2,751 (F305,698) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Tahiti on average costs around $2,751 (F305,698) for one person and $5,502 (F611,397) 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 Tahiti will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Tahiti on average costs around $5,895 (F655,068) for one person and $11,790 (F1,310,135) 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 Tahiti expensive to visit?

Tahiti 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, Tahiti is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to Fiji or Papua New Guinea.

For more details, see Is Tahiti Expensive?

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

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


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) F21,677 ($195)
Local Transportation 1 F2,398 ($22)
Food 2 F5,740 ($52)
Entertainment 1 F1,768 ($16)
Alcohol 2 F1,388 - 4,163 ($12 - 37)
Accommodation Budget in Tahiti
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Tahiti is $98 (F10,838). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Tahiti is $195 (F21,677). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $98
    F10,838
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $195
    F21,677

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Hotel Prices in Tahiti

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Local Transportation Budget in Tahiti
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Tahiti is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $22 (F2,398) per person, per day, on local transportation in Tahiti.


  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $22
    F2,398

Recommended Services


Food Budget in Tahiti
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Tahiti can vary, the average cost of food in Tahiti is $52 (F5,740) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Tahiti should cost around $21 (F2,296) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Tahiti is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $52
    F5,740

Recommended


Entertainment Budget in Tahiti
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Tahiti typically cost an average of $16 (F1,768) 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.
    $16
    F1,768

Recommended Activities


Alcohol Budget in Tahiti
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $25 (F2,775) on alcoholic beverages in Tahiti per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $25
    F2,775


Water Budget in Tahiti
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $0.79 (F88) on bottled water in Tahiti per day. The public water in Tahiti is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $0.79
    F88


Tahiti on a Budget
Tahiti Tahiti
Tahiti is the largest island of the South Pacific archipelago nation of French Polynesia. It is one of more than 100 islands, and is also home to the nation's capital city, Papeete. Best known as a vacation destination, Tahiti boasts a unique landscape of both white-sand and volcanic black-sand beaches as well as turquoise waters and lush mountainous island greenery.

For an experience of the local city bustle, visitors might want to explore Le Marche in Papeete, a large, two-story market place selling local goods, clothing, and souvenirs like postcards, shell necklaces, soaps, and more-all enveloped in tropical scents and vibrant colors. Papeete is also host to a handful of museums dedicated to celebrating Polynesian art and culture. For example, guests can visit sites like the Robert Wan Pearl Museum (showcasing to pearl legends and jewelry-making) or the Musee de Tahiti et des Iles (which features exhibits and artifacts on local history and culture). In addition to Tahiti's beautiful beaches, other natural gems include Mont Orohena at Tahiti's center, an extinct volcano that visitors can hike, as well as Faarumai Waterfall, which also has a hiking trail that leads visitors past three large waterfalls amidst stunning natural scenery.
Top Tourist Attractions
For an experience of the local city bustle, visitors might want to explore Le Marche in Papeete, a large, two-story market place selling local goods, clothing, and souvenirs like postcards, shell necklaces, soaps, and more-all enveloped in tropical scents and vibrant colors. Papeete is also host to a handful of museums dedicated to celebrating Polynesian art and culture. For example, guests can visit sites like the Robert Wan Pearl Museum (showcasing to pearl legends and jewelry-making) or the Musee de Tahiti et des Iles (which features exhibits and artifacts on local history and culture). In addition to Tahiti's beautiful beaches, other natural gems include Mont Orohena at Tahiti's center, an extinct volcano that visitors can hike, as well as Faarumai Waterfall, which also has a hiking trail that leads visitors past three large waterfalls amidst stunning natural scenery.

Papeete is the capital city of French Polynesia, and the main city on the island of Tahiti. Its harbor is busy with all kinds of water-traffic from cargo ships to luxury liners and yachts. The downtown is concentrated near the waterfront. Here visitors will find a few developed park areas (Place Vai'ete, Bougainville Park, and Pā'ōfa'i Gardens) busy with a collection of food trucks, walking paths, fish ponds, gardens, and carnival-like attractions. There are also plenty of sidewalk cafes, shops specializing in French fashions, souvenir stores selling things like shell jewelry and handicrafts, as well as a wide variety of restaurants serving a mix of Tahitian, French, and Asian cuisines. Faa'a is just southwest of Papeete and hosts the island's main airport. Also located here is an information counter, snack bar, restaurant, shops, and vehicle rental offices.

Beyond the island, Tahiti is a part of an island group known as the Society Islands. Some of the others in this group include Bora Bora, Raiatea, Taha'a, Huahine, and Tahiti's sister island, Moorea. These islands can be easily visited via local plane or ferry.

Popular Foods
Cuisine of French Polynesia is dominated by seafood, both raw and cooked, fished from local lagoons and Pacific waters. They are prepared in a variety of ways-grilled, chaud-froid, carpaccio, tartare, sashimi, or sushi. In addition to fish, visitors will also find seafood varieties like giant clam, sea urchin, octopus, and squid. Other typical ingredients used in Polynesian cooking include things like suckling pig, fish (mahi mahi, tuna, other catches of the day), chicken, crab, fei (a Polynesian banana) and banana leaves, shrimp, taro, umara (sweet potato), uru (fruit of the breadfruit tree), ufi (a kind of yam), and fafa (Tahitian spinach). Many dishes combine ingredients like these to be wrapped in banana leaves and cooked inside a traditional underground over called the ahima'a. Skewers of grilled meats, like beef and lamb, are also common, often served with mustard and barbeque sauce. Much of the cuisine here will additionally have a French spin from the island nation's connections to France (such as baguette sandwiches), as well as Chinese influence from immigration across the Pacific Ocean. On Tahiti, there are plenty of "roulottes" (snack shops on wheels), as well as restaurants, serving these local specialties and more. Tips are not expected in most places.
Transportation
Tahiti is served by Faa'a International Airport, which is located near the main city of Papeete. All international flights will arrived on this island. From here, a national carrier (Air Tahiti) can provide transportation to other islands of French Polynesia if desired. Once on the island, the main way of transport is by car. City buses can provide inexpensive transit to downtown Papeete. Bike, scooter, and car rentals are also available for navigation around the island.

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.