Whether you're living in Solomon Islands or planning to move there, it is very important to know the cost of living and the prices of things. Here we list the average spending for the three main population groups.

All-inclusive

5,100 SBD

average per month

1,300 SBD

Range

11,000 SBD

9,600 SBD

average per month

1,900 SBD

Range

15,000 SBD

15,000 SBD

average per month

4,500 SBD

Range

23,000 SBD

3,800 SBD

average per month

640 SBD

Range

8,300 SBD

The figures displayed here are inclusive of everything: housing, travel, groceries, healthcare, etc.

The average monthly expenses for a single person living in Solomon Islands is 5,100 SBD. Expenses can range from 1,300 SBD at the minimum level to 11,000 SBD at the highest end.

The average monthly spending of couples in Solomon Islands is 9,600 SBD. Expenditure can range from 1,900 SBD to 15,000 SBD per month.

The average cost of living for families in Solomon Islands is 15,000 SBD per month. Families spend anywhere from 4,500 SBD to 23,000 SBD.

The average monthly expenditure for students in Solomon Islands is 3,800 SBD. Students spend from 640 SBD to 8,300 SBD per month.

Spending behavior can change drastically from one person to another. It is best to consider the minimum, average, and maximum spending together.

of water

1.3 SBD

1.3 SBD

1.3 SBD

combo meal

13 SBD

9.1 SBD

21 SBD

meal for one

42 SBD

34 SBD

53 SBD

meal for one

110 SBD

71 SBD

130 SBD

Soft Drink

1.1 SBD

1.1 SBD

1.1 SBD

or latte

8.5 SBD

5.3 SBD

13 SBD

large bottle

6.4 SBD

5.3 SBD

7.1 SBD

bread

0.91 SBD

0.80 SBD

1.1 SBD

eggs

6.4 SBD

5.3 SBD

8.0 SBD

chicken

15 SBD

12 SBD

18 SBD

1 kg or 1 lb

17 SBD

14 SBD

21 SBD

1 kg or 1 lb

9.1 SBD

8.0 SBD

11 SBD

1 kg or 1 lb

4.3 SBD

3.5 SBD

5.3 SBD

1 kg or 1 lb

4.6 SBD

4.0 SBD

4.9 SBD

1 kg or 1 lb

4.4 SBD

3.9 SBD

4.9 SBD

taxi ride

6.4 SBD

5.3 SBD

13 SBD

full tank

42 SBD

32 SBD

85 SBD

1-day rental

42 SBD

32 SBD

64 SBD

price

32,000 SBD

16,000 SBD

42,000 SBD

one way

1.6 SBD

1.1 SBD

3.2 SBD

Service

64 SBD

42 SBD

130 SBD

and water bill

310 SBD

76 SBD

650 SBD

and water bill

380 SBD

96 SBD

760 SBD

and water bill

610 SBD

130 SBD

690 SBD

and cable

64 SBD

32 SBD

85 SBD

charges

42 SBD

25 SBD

130 SBD

ticket

21 SBD

16 SBD

32 SBD

membership

64 SBD

51 SBD

130 SBD

or pants

53 SBD

37 SBD

80 SBD

dress

49 SBD

35 SBD

160 SBD

shoes

45 SBD

34 SBD

110 SBD

shoes

35 SBD

29 SBD

71 SBD

suit

40 SBD

32 SBD

210 SBD

t-shirt

21 SBD

16 SBD

64 SBD

apartment

800 SBD

530 SBD

2,100 SBD

apartment

1,300 SBD

800 SBD

3,200 SBD

apartment

1,600 SBD

1,100 SBD

4,200 SBD

apartment

160,000 SBD

110,000 SBD

320,000 SBD

apartment

210,000 SBD

130,000 SBD

800,000 SBD

apartment

640,000 SBD

210,000 SBD

1,300,000 SBD

Bed

800 SBD

640 SBD

1,100 SBD

Bed

640 SBD

420 SBD

800 SBD

Bed

490 SBD

370 SBD

640 SBD

Room

910 SBD

710 SBD

3,200 SBD

Table

420 SBD

320 SBD

800 SBD

or Couch

580 SBD

420 SBD

1,300 SBD

Set

640 SBD

420 SBD

1,300 SBD

or Freezer

580 SBD

370 SBD

800 SBD

Machine

710 SBD

490 SBD

1,300 SBD

or Cooker

580 SBD

450 SBD

800 SBD

Phone

640 SBD

530 SBD

910 SBD

or Computer

710 SBD

580 SBD

1,300 SBD

The percentage figures in this section are percentages of total spending not income. If you would like to see the percentage of expenses as related to income or salary, see additional sections below.

SingleSpending habits, consumption analysis, and expenditure patterns for a single person living in Solomon Islands

36% of total expenses on average (27% to 42%)

LOW | 460 SBD |

AVERAGE | 1,800 SBD |

HIGH | 3,900 SBD |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 76 SBD |

AVERAGE | 310 SBD |

HIGH | 650 SBD |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (3% to 11%)

LOW | 100 SBD |

AVERAGE | 410 SBD |

HIGH | 870 SBD |

Per Month |

16% of total expenses on average (9% to 22%)

LOW | 200 SBD |

AVERAGE | 820 SBD |

HIGH | 1,700 SBD |

Per Month |

9% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 110 SBD |

AVERAGE | 460 SBD |

HIGH | 970 SBD |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 64 SBD |

AVERAGE | 250 SBD |

HIGH | 540 SBD |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 25 SBD |

AVERAGE | 100 SBD |

HIGH | 220 SBD |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (15% to 21%)

LOW | 230 SBD |

AVERAGE | 920 SBD |

HIGH | 1,900 SBD |

Per Month |

CoupleAverage monthly living expenditure breaks and spending patterns for couples in Solomon Islands

33% of total expenses on average (30% to 43%)

LOW | 630 SBD |

AVERAGE | 3,200 SBD |

HIGH | 5,000 SBD |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 8%)

LOW | 96 SBD |

AVERAGE | 380 SBD |

HIGH | 760 SBD |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (7% to 15%)

LOW | 230 SBD |

AVERAGE | 1,100 SBD |

HIGH | 1,800 SBD |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (7% to 19%)

LOW | 270 SBD |

AVERAGE | 1,300 SBD |

HIGH | 2,100 SBD |

Per Month |

11% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 210 SBD |

AVERAGE | 1,100 SBD |

HIGH | 1,700 SBD |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 10%)

LOW | 110 SBD |

AVERAGE | 570 SBD |

HIGH | 920 SBD |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 38 SBD |

AVERAGE | 190 SBD |

HIGH | 310 SBD |

Per Month |

17% of total expenses on average (14% to 20%)

LOW | 320 SBD |

AVERAGE | 1,600 SBD |

HIGH | 2,600 SBD |

Per Month |

FamilyAverage monthly expenses and break out of spending for families living in Solomon Islands

32% of total expenses on average (27% to 38%)

LOW | 1,400 SBD |

AVERAGE | 4,900 SBD |

HIGH | 7,300 SBD |

Per Month |

3% of total expenses on average (2% to 7%)

LOW | 130 SBD |

AVERAGE | 610 SBD |

HIGH | 690 SBD |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (5% to 10%)

LOW | 360 SBD |

AVERAGE | 1,200 SBD |

HIGH | 1,800 SBD |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (12% to 23%)

LOW | 800 SBD |

AVERAGE | 2,800 SBD |

HIGH | 4,100 SBD |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (6% to 12%)

LOW | 360 SBD |

AVERAGE | 1,200 SBD |

HIGH | 1,800 SBD |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 220 SBD |

AVERAGE | 760 SBD |

HIGH | 1,100 SBD |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (11% to 18%)

LOW | 620 SBD |

AVERAGE | 2,100 SBD |

HIGH | 3,200 SBD |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (8% to 15%)

LOW | 530 SBD |

AVERAGE | 1,800 SBD |

HIGH | 2,800 SBD |

Per Month |

StudentCost of living and expense breaks for students in Solomon Islands

24% of total expenses on average (18% to 31%)

LOW | 150 SBD |

AVERAGE | 920 SBD |

HIGH | 2,000 SBD |

Per Month |

4% of total expenses on average (3% to 7%)

LOW | 25 SBD |

AVERAGE | 150 SBD |

HIGH | 330 SBD |

Per Month |

7% of total expenses on average (5% to 9%)

LOW | 45 SBD |

AVERAGE | 270 SBD |

HIGH | 580 SBD |

Per Month |

20% of total expenses on average (16% to 24%)

LOW | 130 SBD |

AVERAGE | 760 SBD |

HIGH | 1,700 SBD |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 9%)

LOW | 38 SBD |

AVERAGE | 230 SBD |

HIGH | 500 SBD |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 32 SBD |

AVERAGE | 190 SBD |

HIGH | 410 SBD |

Per Month |

19% of total expenses on average (17% to 24%)

LOW | 120 SBD |

AVERAGE | 730 SBD |

HIGH | 1,600 SBD |

Per Month |

15% of total expenses on average (12% to 17%)

LOW | 96 SBD |

AVERAGE | 570 SBD |

HIGH | 1,200 SBD |

Per Month |

This section breaks down and compares expenses for all population groups: singles, couples, students, and families. If you want to see details for a specific group, please see the previous section. We asked thousands of people about their spending habits and expenditure breaks. Below are the results.

People living in Solomon Islands typically spend from 26% to 39% of their total monthly expenditure on housing with 31% being the average. The average spend on housing is 2,700 SBD with expenditure ranging from 670 SBD and 4,600 SBD. This cost mainly goes for rent but it also includes other accommodation-related expenses. Housing costs are highest for families and lowest for students as expected.

On average, utility expenditure like electricity, water, and gas in Solomon Islands ranges from 2% to 8% of total expenses with 5% being the the average. The average monthly cost of utilities is 360 SBD with 83 SBD and 610 SBD being the upper and lower limits.

Fuel consumption and cost of transport depend heavily on whether you live near your work or school, but roughly speaking you would expect to spend from 180 SBD to 1,300 SBD on commuting with 760 SBD being the norm for most people in one month. This means that money spent on transport constitutes about 9% of total spending on average but can go as low as 5% or as high as 11%.

The average outlay on groceries in a month in Solomon Islands is 1,400 SBD. The cost of groceries can range between 350 SBD to 2,400 SBD. People spend on average about 17% on food and groceries with upper and lower bounds of 11% and 17% respectively.

People in Solomon Islands allocate 5% to 12% of their total monthly expenditure to healthcare including health insurance and out-of-pocket medical expenses. The average spending is around 9%. The range of medical expenses range from 180 SBD to 1,200 SBD with 740 SBD being the norm.

This category mostly contains discretionary or non-essential expenses but also some non-discretionary spending like furniture for example. The monthly expenses range from 110 SBD to 750 SBD with 450 SBD being the average. Speaking of percentages, that equates to 2% to 9% of total expenses with an average of 5% for most residents.

Spending on education can vary drastically between different people. While working singles can spend 0% on education, families and students' expenditure can reach up to 22%. On average, education constitutes 9% of the monthly expenditure with 8% and 13% being the lower and upper bounds respectively. The average reported education cost is 790 SBD per month with 200 SBD being the minimum spent amount and 1,300 SBD being the maximum.