Papua New Guinea's most expensive cities

Hello everyone,

What are the most expensive cities to live in Papua New Guinea? What are the costs of things such as rent, utilities, weekly groceries, dining out, etc.?

What is the lifestyle like in these cities, for expats and locals?

What are the different neighbourhoods like? Are there more affordable areas?

Do you have any experience living in any of Papua New Guinea's most expensive cities? What was it like?

Which cities in Papua New Guinea would you recommend? Are there any that offer particularly good value for money when it comes to cost of living?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


Hi Priscilla,

I have been travelling to different provinces and cities in PNG due to my job.

For me, the most expensive city in Papua New Guinea is Port Moresby. House Rental and food groceries are at their highest. The other one is in Tabubil.

The cheapest for me is LAE.

Hope this helps.

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