Money and costs

The currency of Vanuatu is the Vatu (VUV). At the time of creation of this text, international surveys were only possible in Port Vila – Efate and in Luganville. Credit card payments were only accepted in the most modern establishments in these cities. Vanuatu's cost of living is somewhat inflated by the archipelago's insularity and tourist eccentricity.


You'll find a little bit of everything but only on the most touristy and developed islands of Vanuatu: Efate, Tanna, Espiritu Santo.

Some guest houses quasi-family and motels in Port Vila and Luganville charge from €15 to €30 per night for a double room. certain guest houses they also include breakfast and laundry service. 

In a completely different record, several resorts disseminated in paradisiacal places around Efate, Espiritu Santo and even Tanna they guarantee stays almost with their feet in the water for much higher prices, in the order of €250 to €500 per night for a double room. 


The strong insularity and the rise of Vanuatu as an unmissable archipelago in the South Pacific have caused prices in general and, in particular, of food to have risen substantially in the last decade. Meals in the most common restaurants in Port Vila or Luganville range from €12 to €20. In the most sophisticated restaurants, mainly in resorts from €20 to €80. If you arrive on a limited budget, buy groceries at mini-markets and local markets. Port Vila and Luganville have their own, which the Ni-Vanuatu population accesses en masse to sell products. Even if somewhat bleak, any of these markets is a veritable epic of Melanesian ethnicity.  


Barring drastic last minute changes you will find unstable and desperately slow Internet even in the capital Port Vila. In fact, it may not work perfectly for long periods if there is a failure in the island's electricity supply. If nothing changes in the meantime, outside of Efate, Espiritu Santo and the best hotels/resorts in Tanna, it is best to forget about the Internet for a few days.