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

How much does it cost to travel to Vanautu?

You should plan to spend around $455 (VUV54,596) per day on your vacation in Vanautu. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $22 (VUV2,620) on meals
  • $26 (VUV3,065) on local transportation
  • $820 (VUV98,485) on hotels

A one week trip to Vanautu for two people costs, on average, $6,368 (VUV764,350). 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 Vanautu cost?

A one week trip to Vanautu usually costs around $3,184 (VUV382,175) for one person and $6,368 (VUV764,350) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Vanautu on average costs around $6,368 (VUV764,350) for one person and $12,736 (VUV1,528,700) 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 Vanautu will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Vanautu on average costs around $13,645 (VUV1,637,893) for one person and $27,291 (VUV3,275,786) 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 Vanautu?

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 Vanautu is $1141 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 Vanautu expensive to visit?

Vanautu is a somewhat more expensive destination to visit. It is in the top 25% of countries in the world for its overall travel expenses. When visiting, expect to pay fairly high prices for accommodation, food, and things to do.

Within the Pacific, which is known to be an expensive region, Vanautu is very expensive compared to the other countries. It is in the top 10% of countries in the Pacific for its travel costs. There are only a few countries as expensive or more expensive than Vanautu in the region.

For more details, see Is Vanautu Expensive?

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) VUV98,485 ($820)
Local Transportation 1 VUV3,065 ($26)
Food 2 VUV2,620 ($22)
Entertainment 1 VUV1,677 ($14)
Alcohol 2 VUV640 - 1,920 ($5 - 16)
Accommodation Budget in Vanautu
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Vanautu is $410 (VUV49,243). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Vanautu is $820 (VUV98,485). 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 Vanautu

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Vanautu based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $129. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Vanautu
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Vanautu is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $26 (VUV3,065) per person, per day, on local transportation in Vanautu.

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

Recommended Services

Food Budget in Vanautu
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Vanautu can vary, the average cost of food in Vanautu is $22 (VUV2,620) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Vanautu should cost around $8.73 (VUV1,048) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Vanautu is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Vanautu
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Vanautu typically cost an average of $14 (VUV1,677) 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.

Recommended Activities

Alcohol Budget in Vanautu
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $11 (VUV1,280) on alcoholic beverages in Vanautu per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Vanautu On a Budget
Vanautu Vanautu
Previously known as the New Hebrides Islands, Vanuatu is an archipelago nation consisting of 83 islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean. It is located just east of Australia and north of New Zealand, covering a large north-south spread of islands. This makes for a range of tropical climates from hot and humid in the north to mild and dry in the south. Some of the more popular activities include experiencing local culture, hiking and visiting natural wonders of the islands, beach-going, and water sports.

At a Glance
The islands of Vanuatu are grouped into six geographic provinces:

Torba consists of the northern Torres and Banks Island groups.

Sanma includes the largest island of Espiritu Santo and the smaller island, Malo. Santo is also home to the nation's largest town called Luganville. It is a place bustling with markets, friendly locals, restaurants, cafes, and bars. The biggest draw to the Island is the wreck of the SS President Coolidge, a WWII troop carrier sunk by mines in 1942.

Penama includes the central-eastern islands of Pentecost, Ambae, and Maewo, which are all fairly large and rural with jungle villages, volcanic mountainsides, and a more traditional way of life practiced by the natives.

Malampa includes the central islands of Malakula, Ambrym, and Paama, as well as the Ambrym Volcanoes and its active lava lakes. Some trek out to the volcanoes and camp on the ash plain to get the full experience, though it is important to be fully stocked on food and water.

The province of Shefa includes the islands Epi, Efate, and 14 others with the Shepherd Islands. The nation's capital, Port-Vila, is located on Efate and has become a point of entry and hub for most tourist activity. Outside of the capital, Efate is made up of coconut plantations, local villages, jungle, coves, beaches, and tropical reefs.

Tafea is the southernmost province and includes the islands of Erromango, Tanna, Anatom, Futuna, and Aneityum. Mount Yasur Volcano is a popular attraction located on the island Tanna.

As far as activities goes, a visit to the Vanuatu Islands can be anything from a leisurely tropical beach escape to an action-packed adventure of volcanoes, bungee jumping, and scuba diving. The abundance of wrecks, underwater volcanoes, and diverse marine life make Shefa's outlying islands a popular destination for snorkeling and scuba diving, while Malampa and the island of Tanna are attractive locations for the volcano enthusiasts.


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Top Tourist Attractions
Vanuatu is a unique archipelago, thriving with traditional culture and unique landscapes. Natives are often very cooperative with those wishing to take photos of the daily life, though it is polite to ask first as there are the exceptions. When photographing events or festivals, there may be a fee. As far as landscapes go, the islands of Vanuatu are abundant in jungles, beaches, volcanoes, waterfalls, caves, and cultural villages. Some of the top attractions include:

Mount Yasur Volcano: Located on the island Tanna of the Tafea province, this volcano is often called the most accessible active volcano on earth. It is said that the glow of the volcano was what attracted Captain James Cook to the island in 1774. Guided hikes can be taken up to the rim with great photo opportunities.

Land diving in Pentecost: Pentecost Island is known for being the spiritual birthplace of bungee jumping. The extreme sport originates from an old ritual called nanggol, or land diving. The ceremony is ongoing between April and June where men jump from tall towers with vines tied to their feet. Tourists can participate for a fee at certain locations on Saturdays during the season.

SS Coolidge Dive in Santo: The island Espirto Santo is home to the wreck of the SS President Coolidge, one of the top 10 wreck dives in the world. This is one of the top attractions on Santo.

Mele Waterfall and Cascades: One of the most-visited natural sites in Efate, the cascades is a series of picturesque falls surrounded by gardens.

Popular Foods
The capital city of Port-Vila has the largest concentration of restaurants and eateries. Typical meals include things like sandwiches, bacon and eggs, burgers, fries, salads, steak, seafood, and a variety of fresh-squeezed juices. Some dishes more traditional to the region include:

Lap-lap: a root vegetable cake usually made from manioc (kasava), sweet potato, taro, or yam shaved into the middle of a banana leaf with island cabbage and sometimes a chicken wing on top. This is then wrapped up and cooked in hot stones underground until it melts into a cake.

Tuluk: similar to lap-lap, the cake is rolled into a cylinder with meat in the middle, tasting a lot like a sausage roll. This and lap-lap are common in most village markets.

Steak: Vanuatu is known for its meat because it is all naturally grown.

Kava: a local drink made from the roots of a type of pepper. It is intoxicating with sedative effects, should be enjoyed slowly, and should not be mixed with alcohol. Traditionally served in a shell, usually coconut, though some bars serve it in a bowl.

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.

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