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What is the Cost of Food in Niue?

The Cost of Food in Niue: Restaurant & Grocery Prices

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What are the Food Prices in Niue?

You don’t need us to tell you that eating is essential. However, you might want to know about the cost of food in Niue so you can plan your holiday budget accordingly. From restaurant meals to a loaf of bread, we go through some of the typical food prices in Niue in this guide!

Note that the food prices listed below are approximate and may change with the seasons, especially produce.

Check out more prices you’ll experience in Niue in What is the Cost of Travelling in Niue?

4 Ways to Save Money on Food

Before we jump into our Niue food price list, here are some quick tips on saving money on food when visiting:

  1. Use a reusable purification water bottle instead of buying bottled water (we recommend Lifestraw Bottles)
  2. Be sure to try some of the cheaper restaurants in Alofi than eating at the resort every night
  3. Make the most of the self-catering facilities available in most of the island’s accommodations
  4. If you’re bringing food into Niue, make sure to declare it – get more information on What to Declare When Arriving in Niue.

For more ways to budget, see the 10 Ways to Save Money When Travelling in Niue.

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The Cost of Eating Out in Niue

Niue might be a small island but it has some big flavours! Of course, you need to treat yourself to eating out at least a few times during your stay in Niue, where there’s an opportunity to try both local and international cuisine. While you can find some cheaper meals in The Top Cheap Eats in Niue, here are some typical restaurant prices you will come across during your visit.

Restaurant Prices in Niue

Note that prices are approximate.

  • Main breakfast meal – NZ$9-$28
  • Main lunch meal – NZ$10-$28
  • Main dinner meal – NZ$20-$43
  • Niuean buffet – NZ$65-$80/adult, NZ$30-$45/12-15 child, NZ$20-$45/3-6 child
  • Small coffee – NZ$4.50-$5
  • Can of beer – NZ$4-$6
  • Bottle of beer – NZ$8-$10
  • Glass of wine – NZ$7-$12
  • Bottle of wine – NZ$25-$46
  • Cocktail – NZ$14-$18
  • Smoothie – NZ$10
  • Soft drink – NZ$4-$6
  • Drinking coconut – NZ$4-$7

Check out some of our recommended restaurants in The Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants in Niue.

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The Cost of Food in Supermarkets in Niue

Aside from only two, all of Niue’s accommodations have self-catering facilities where cooking your own meals can help you cut down the holiday budget. The price of everyday food items in Niue is a little more expensive than in New Zealand and Australia, but still cheaper than eating out. Here’s a quick rundown of typical grocery prices in Niue.

Supermarket/Grocery Prices in Niue

Note that prices are approximate.

  • 1.5 l (50 fl. oz) box of milk – NZ$2.90
  • 1.5 l (50 fl. oz) box of almond milk – NZ$5.60-$6
  • 12 eggs – NZ$12-$12.50
  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) rice – NZ$5.80-$7
  • 500 g (1.1 lbs) pasta – NZ$4.20-$4.50
  • A loaf of sliced bread – NZ$5
  • 500 g (1.1 lbs) cheese – NZ$20
  • 100 g (3 oz) dry freeze coffee – NZ$9.90-$16.90
  • Bag of chips – NZ$5-$7.50
  • Can of coke – NZ$2.50
  • Box of cereal – NZ$8
  • 500 g (1.1 lbs) jam – NZ$6-$8
  • 120 g (4.4 oz) baby food – NZ$4-$4.80
  • 100 tea bags – $7.70-$8.20
  • 1 l (33.8 fl. oz) bottled water – NZ$1.80
  • Beer – NZ$25-$30/12 pk, $48.50-$60/24 pk
  • Bottle of Wine – $15-$30

The Price of Fruit and Vegetables in Niue

  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of apples – NZ$7-$15
  • Bunch of bananas – NZ$3-$9 (depending on the size)
  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of oranges– NZ$10.50
  • Pineapple – NZ$5-$14 (depending on the size)
  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of tomatoes – NZ$15
  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of onions – NZ$6
  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of potatoes – NZ$7.50

The Price of Meat in Niue

  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of chicken – NZ$20-$28
  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of beef mince – NZ$26
  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of pork – NZ$24
  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of lamb – NZ$35
  • 500 g (1.1 lbs) of sausages – NZ$10

The Price of Toiletries at the Supermarkets in Niue

  • Deodorant – NZ$8.20
  • Shampoo – $16-$25/350 ml, $6/100 ml, $17/shampoo bar
  • Toothpaste – NZ$9-$16
  • Sunscreen (500 ml/16.9 fl. oz) – NZ$20.50
  • Insect repellent – NZ$12.50
  • Tampons (32 pk) – NZ$7-$14
  • Sanitary towels/pads – NZ$4-$5
  • Nappies/diapers (12 pk) – NZ$11.20

For more advice on supermarkets in Niue, see Food & Supermarket Shopping in Niue.

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The Cost of Food at Markets in Niue

Some of the cheapest produce and even meals can be found at the markets in Niue. See all of the markets listed in the 5 Best Markets in Niue as well as in A Guide to Supermarkets & Food Shopping in Niue.

The Price of Fruit and Vegetables at Markets in Niue

  • Bunch of bananas – NZ$3-$9 (depending on the size)
  • Pineapple – NZ$5-$14 (depending on the size)
  • Watermelon – NZ$20
  • Coconut – NZ$5

The Price of Cooked Food at Markets in Niue

  • Cup of nane (Niuean porridge) – NZ$5
  • Slice of pitako fusi (banana bread) – NZ$5
  • Instant coffee – NZ$3-$5
  • Burgers – NZ$15

Learn more about some of these Niuean meals in the 20 Foods to Try in Niue.

More About the Cost of Food in Niue

Now that you know some of the common food, restaurant and grocery prices in Niue, here are more guides to help you balance your travel budget:

Finally, plan your whole trip on a budget using The Budget & Backpacking Guide to Niue.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Niue Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Niue. She knows the island inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Niue’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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