Samoa Travel Budget: How Much Does a Trip to Samoa Cost? [2023]
Samoa Travel Budget: How Much Does a Trip to Samoa Cost? [2023]

Samoa Travel Budget: How Much Does a Trip to Samoa Cost? [2024]


The Cost of Travelling to Samoa + How to Plan a Budget for Samoa

How much does a trip to Samoa cost? Since everyone has their own style of travel, from how they eat to what activities they do, it would be pointless to just state a price… In this guide, we list as many typical expenses you’re likely to encounter as possible in Samoa so you can pick and choose what prices apply to your holiday and, therefore, plan your budget accordingly. Note that prices are approximate and are subject to change.

Samoa Travel Budget Examples

We can’t stress enough how everyone’s budget will be different for a trip to Samoa That’s why we strongly encourage you to look at the prices in the below guide to determine what prices apply to your trip so that you can budget more accurately. Nevertheless, because we know that many of you like the average cost of a trip to Samoa, we have put together three examples of a Samoa travel budget.

The Daily Cost of a Trip to Samoa

Here are a few averages for a daily budget for Samoa. This includes accommodationfood and transport and takes into account that you might do one paid activity/visit three paid attractions each day. This does not include international flights or anything else not previously mentioned. Each price is per person per day.

  • Budget daily budget: ST$270
  • Mid-range daily budget: ST$690
  • Luxury daily budget: ST$1,150

How much does it cost to go to Samoa for one week?

Budget trip – ST$1,890, Mid-range trip – ST$4,830, Luxury trip – ST$8,050.

How much does it cost to go to Samoa for 10 days?

Budget trip – ST$2,700, Mid-range trip – ST$6,900, Luxury trip – ST$11,500.

How much does it cost to go to Samoa for two weeks?

Budget trip – ST$3,780, Mid-range trip – ST$9,660, Luxury trip – ST$16,100.

For more advice about your daily expenses in Samoa, take a look at How Much Spending Money Do You Need for Samoa?

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Typical Costs Before You Arrive in Samoa

There are a few things to think about purchasing in preparation for your trip, from the essential flight ticket to the optional travel insurance.

The Cost of Flights to Samoa

Because travellers to Samoa are coming from New Zealand, Australia, North America, Asia, Europe and beyond, it would be inappropriate to give an average flight cost here. However, you can head over to How to Book a Cheap Flight to Samoa for advice on reducing the cost of your airfare.

The Cost of Visas for Samoa

You do not need to pay for a tourist visa to visit Samoa. See How Much Does a Visa Cost for Samoa? for more details.

The Cost of Items to Pack for Samoa

You might want to consider making a few purchases for your Samoa wardrobe, as well as get essentials like reef-safe sunscreen and snorkelling gear. Check out What to Pack for Samoa: A Full Samoa Packing List for more advice.

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The Cost of Accommodation in Samoa

Accommodation is available in Samoa to suit a range of styles and budgets. You need to book at least your first accommodation for Samoa before you arrive, as it is one of the requirements for entering the country. Note that accommodation prices can vary widely depending on the season, check out The Best Time to Visit Samoa: A Month-by-Month Guide for more information on the high season and low season.

Here are your typical accommodation costs in Samoa:

Take a look at Where to Stay in Samoa: The Best Accommodations in Samoa to start finding a place to stay categorised by budget.

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The Cost of Food in Samoa

Whether you decide to eat out in Apia or at your resort’s restaurant or save a bit extra by making the most of your accommodation’s self-catering facilities (limited availability outside of Apia), you’ll be able to plan your food budget for Samoa with this list of typical food prices. See a quick rundown below or head over to The Cost of Food in Samoa: Restaurant & Grocery Prices for a full cost breakdown.

Restaurant Prices in Samoa

  • Main breakfast meal – ST$18-$35
  • Main lunch meal – ST$15-$40
  • Main dinner meal – ST$28-$90
  • Fiafia night buffet and show – ST$50-$90
  • Small coffee – ST$8-$11
  • Bottle of beer – ST$6-$10
  • Bottle of wine – ST$75-$90
  • Cocktail – ST$10-$29
  • Mocktail/Smoothie – ST$15-$20
  • Soft drink – ST$4.50-$9

Supermarket Food Prices in Samoa

  • 1.5 l (50 fl. oz) box of milk – ST$3-$5.50
  • 12 eggs – ST$5-$7
  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) rice – ST$6-$8
  • 500 g (1.1 lbs) pasta – ST$4.60-$5.50
  • A loaf of bread – ST$1.80-$2.40
  • 500 g (1.1 lbs) cheese – ST$22.50
  • 100 g (3 oz) dry-freeze coffee – ST$6.10-$28.50
  • Bag of chips – ST$3-$5.50
  • Can of coke – ST$2.50-$3
  • Box of cereal – ST$12.50-$20
  • 6 muesli bars – ST$7
  • 100 g (0.22 lbs) banana chips – ST$1
  • 500 g (1.1 lbs) jam – ST$4-$11
  • 220 g (0.5 lbs) baby food – ST$3.80
  • 1 l (34 fl. oz) bottled water – ST$2-$2.50
  • 1 l (34 fl. oz) local beer – ST$7
  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of oranges – ST$11
  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of onions – ST$4-$7
  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of carrots – ST$6
  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of chicken thighs – ST$5
  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of beef mince – ST$13
  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of lamb – ST$17-$32
  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of sausages – ST$25
  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of rump steak – ST$27-$50

Find out more about shopping for food in A Guide to Supermarkets & Food Shopping in Samoa.

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The Cost of Activities in Samoa

Of course, you’re going to want to do stuff while you’re exploring the islands of Samoa. The islands are full of amazing land and water experiences, from action-packed waterfall tours to spa treatments. See if you can afford your bucket list activities with this list of Samoa’s activity prices (plus, check out what there is to do in the 101 Best Things to Do in Samoa).

Paying for Beaches and Natural Attractions

That’s right, in Samoa, you must seek permission and usually pay an entry fee before using a beach or visiting a natural attraction. They are owned by local families and communities who provide infrastructure like beach fales and access roads. To help fund and maintain these sites you are usually charged a customary fee. For tips about respecting Samoan customs, check out our guide, Samoan Etiquette: Samoa Customs & Traditions.

Land Activity Prices

Water Activity Prices

Free Activities

A trip to Samoa also has plenty of attractions and activities to enjoy free of charge! For activities that you can enjoy for 100% free, check out the 50 Free & Cheap Things to Do in Samoa!

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The Cost of Transport in Samoa

With road transport, from convenient car rentals to wacky buses to travelling between islands on the ferry, there are many ways to get around Samoa. Discover all of your transport options in the Samoa Transport Guide: 14 Best Ways to Get Around Samoa.

Road Transport Prices

Water Transport Prices

The cost of transport is included in each of our guides to specific transportation methods, such as The Cost of Renting a Car in Samoa: Full Car Rental Cost Breakdown and How Much Do Ferries Cost in Samoa? so have a look at the links above.

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The Cost of WiFi, SIM Cards, Credit Card Fees, Toiletries etc.

And for those miscellaneous costs, including phones, WiFi, credit card transaction fees, laundry services and toiletries, here are a few approximate costs that may or may not apply to your holiday.

Phone and Internet Prices

Overseas Bank Card Fee


  • Resort wash and tumble dry/item – ST$3-$8
  • Laundromat/machine – ST$7-$15.

Toiletries and Pharmaceuticals

  • Deodorant – ST$8
  • Shampoo – ST$5-$9
  • Toothpaste – ST$2.80-$3.50
  • Sunscreen – ST$20-$30
  • Insect repellent – ST$5-$10
  • Sanitary towels/pads – ST$3.70
  • Nappies/diapers – ST$29-$35.

Note that tampons are not readily available in Samoa.

More About the Cost of Travelling in Samoa

That’s it for the guide to the cost of a trip to Samoa but by no means the end of our Samoa budget advice. Check out the following guides for more tips:

Finally, learn more about travelling to Samoa on a budget in The Complete Backpacking Guide to Samoa on a Budget.


Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of Samoa Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before settling in the South Pacific, so he knows a thing or two about planning the perfect trip in this corner of the world. Robin works and consults regularly with the Samoa Tourism Authority, a local government body representing the tourism industry. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides and is a regular host of webinars with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation.

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