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Nauru - Money & Costs

Money & Costs in Nauru

Currency: Australian Dollar
  • Budget: US$30-50
  • Mid-range: US$50-100
  • High: US$100+

  • Lodging
  • Budget: US$5-15
  • Mid-range: US$15-25
  • High: US$25+

  • Because Nauru has to import most of its basic necessities including water, the cost of living is reasonably high. If you stay in the cheapest rooms of one of the two hotels on the island, and shop in the supermarkets like the locals do, you could get by on about US$60 a day. Moving up to the classier rooms and dining in the restaurants will cost you $US80 or more, and taking a suite and still eating in those restaurants will cost you US$200 or more. Taking a fishing charter could easily double that in a day or two's angling.

    There are no ATMs on the island. You can change money or travellers cheques in either of the island's hotels, which accept Diners Club and American Express credit cards.

    Nauruans are more or less indifferent to outsiders, and have developed no culture to deal with travellers. There is no tipping or bargaining, and departure tax is US$12.

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