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Money and costs

Currency
Comptoirs Français du Pacifique Francs (XPF)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated December 13, 2018 9:54AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Room at basic family pension: 7000 CFP
  • Baguette sandwich from grocer: 350 CFP
  • Bicycle hire per day: 1500 CFP
Midrange
  • Room at upscale pension or boutique hotel: 22,000 CFP
  • Main dish at a local snack bar: 1200 CFP
  • All-day lagoon tour with lunch: 8000 CFP
Top end (more than)
  • Overwater bungalow (Bora Bora): 80,000 CFP
  • Dance show and buffet at a Tahitian resort: 8500 CFP
  • Single dive: 8000 CFP

The unit of currency in French Polynesia is the cours de franc Pacifique (CFP; Pacific franc), referred to simply as ‘the franc’, and it’s pegged to the euro.

Tipping

Tipping is not a part of life in French Polynesia. The price quoted is the price you are expected to pay, which certainly simplifies things. In special circumstances, such as an excellent tour or great service by the hotel cleaning crew, a tip is appreciated.