How Much Spending Money Do You Need for Niue?
How Much Spending Money Do You Need for Niue?

How Much Spending Money Do You Need for Niue?


Daily Spending Money for Niue

Once your accommodation and flights are booked for Niue, the remaining budget for your holiday is determined by expenses such as food, activities and transport. In this guide on how much spending money you need for Niue, we give recommended daily budgets depending on what type of holiday you’re having: budget, mid-range or luxury. However, this is just a ballpark figure, so we encourage you to look at the listed prices for typical expenses so you can make your own personal budget for Niue.

For more budgeting advice, see 10 Ways to Save Money When Travelling in Niue and What is the Cost of Travelling in Niue?

Average Daily Spending Budget for Niue

Here are a few averages for a daily budget for Niue. These include food, transport and take into account that you might do a mix of free and paid activities throughout your stay. Each price is per person per day.

  • Budget daily budget: NZ$120
  • Mid-range daily budget: NZ$200
  • Luxury daily budget: NZ$335+
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How Much Money Do You Need for Food and Drink in Niue?

Daily budget for food and drink for the:

  • Budget traveller: NZ$30
  • Mid-range traveller: NZ$65
  • Luxury traveller: NZ$100

We all have our preferences when it comes to food, especially when it comes to eating when travelling. Some of us will be splurging on cocktails every night, while others will be making the most of their accommodation’s self-catering facilities. Get a better idea of your personal food budget by using the list of typical food prices for Niue below.

Restaurant Prices

  • Main breakfast meal – NZ$9-$22
  • Main lunch meal – NZ$13-$25
  • Main dinner meal – NZ$20-$35
  • Niuean buffet – NZ$50-$60
  • Small coffee – NZ$5-$6
  • Bottle of beer – NZ$4-$10
  • Glass of wine – NZ$11-$16
  • Cocktail – NZ$15-$17
  • Soft drink – NZ$4-$5

Grocery Prices

  • 1.5l (50 fluid ounces) box of milk – NZ$2.90
  • 12 eggs – NZ$10
  • 1kg (2.2 pounds) rice – NZ$4.90
  • 500g (1.1 pounds) pasta – NZ$3.50-$50
  • A loaf of bread – NZ$5
  • 1kg (2.2 pounds) cheese – NZ$13
  • 100g (3 ounces) dry freeze coffee – NZ$5-$9
  • Bag of chips – NZ$4-$5
  • Can of coke – NZ$2.50
  • Box of cereal – NZ$5-$13
  • 500g (1.1 pounds) jam – NZ$5
  • 120g (4.4. ounces) baby food – NZ$4
  • 1.25l (42 fluid ounces) bottled water – NZ$3.50
  • 1kg (2.2 pounds) of apples – NZ$6
  • Bunch of bananas – NZ$5
  • 1kg (2.2 pounds) of tomatoes – NZ$20
  • 1kg (2.2 pounds) of onions – NZ$7
  • 1kg (2.2 pounds) of potatoes – NZ$5.50
  • Whole chicken – NZ$8-$20
  • 1kg (2.2 pounds) of beef mince – NZ$15
  • 1kg (2.2 pounds) of pork – NZ$19
  • 1kg (2.2 pounds) of lamb – NZ$22
  • 1kg (2.2 pounds) of scallops – NZ$57
  • 1kg (2.2 pounds) of mussels – NZ$19

Find out more about typical food prices in Niue in What is the Cost of Food in Niue?

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How Much Money Do You Need for Activities in Niue?

Daily budget for activities for the:

  • Budget traveller: NZ$40
  • Mid-range traveller: NZ$60
  • Luxury traveller: NZ$140+

Again, you will find a great difference in the budget from traveller to traveller when it comes to activities. However, thanks to some of Niue’s must-do attractions being free to visit, even the mid-range traveller will find that they have a reasonable activities budget if they mix in some paid and non-paid activities into their itinerary. Of course, there’s always an excuse to splurge on big activities, such as fishing and scuba diving several times during your holiday!

Land Activity Prices

  • Guided orientation tour – NZ$70
  • Uga hunting tour – NZ$70
  • Nature tour – NZ$50-$70
  • Plantation tour – NZ$50-$70
  • Cave tour – NZ$75
  • Spa treatment – NZ$90+
  • Mountain bike hire/day – NZ$10-$30
  • Museum entry – NZ$10

Water Activity Prices

  • Whale/dolphin swimming tour – NZ$170
  • Scuba diving/two-tank – NZ$190-$230
  • Snorkelling by boat – NZ$90-$100
  • Snorkel hire/day – Free-NZ$10
  • SUP hire/day – NZ$50
  • Private fishing charter/half-day – NZ$500
  • Vaka (canoe) tour – NZ$50

Free Activities

Matapa Chasm, Limu Pools, Talava Arches, Togo Chasm, Hikulagi Sculpture Park, Vaila Cave, Anapala Chasm, Avaiki Cave, Palaha Cave, Avatele Beach, Tamakautoga Beach, Motu Sea Track, Uluvehi Sea Track, Tomb Point, Laufoli Umu Pit, Utuko Reef, Amanau Sea Track, Village church service, Niue Market, Niue Council of Women weaving group, Scenic Matavai Resort’s entertainment schedule for guests, Ana’ana Point Lookout, Burial Cave, Opaahi Sea Track, Hio Beach, Tauei Fupiu Fort, whale and dolphin-watching from shore and stargazing.

For more information, see What is the Cost of Activities in Niue?

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How Much Do You Need for Transport in Niue?

Daily budget for transport for the:

  • Budget traveller – NZ$50
  • Mid-range traveller – NZ$75
  • Luxury traveller – NZ$95

With limited transport options in Niue, there’s not much difference in transport travel budgets between different types of travellers. However, budget travellers can save some money by renting a car for just a few days of their trip and making use of the cheaper bicycle hire and free airport transfers available. Luxury travellers can choose from more premium cars from the car rental fleets while enjoying the convenience of hiring the vehicle for their entire stay. Here are some typical transport costs in Niue so you can determine your own transport budget.

Transport Prices in Niue

  • Niue Driver’s License – NZ$22.50
  • Motorbike rental/day – NZ$40
  • Car rental/day – NZ$55-$75
  • Petrol/litre – NZ$2.64+
  • Bicycle rental/day – NZ$10
  • Taxi/kilometre – NZ$2
  • Accommodation/airport transfers – Free

For more information on transport prices, see What is the Cost of Transport in Niue?

More About Spending Money for Niue and Other Budgeting Tips

That’s it for how much spending money you need for Niue. Now head to the Niue Travel Budget: How Much Does a Trip to Niue Cost? for its full budget overview or The Travel Guide to Niue on a Budget for more advice.


Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of Niue 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. He is also consulting regularly with Niue Tourism to ensure content accuracy. 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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