Money and Costs
* The main currency in Vanuatu is the Vatu; in New Caledonia it’s the CFP.
* Travellers to Vanuatu’s islands should take enough cash for the duration of their trip as there are only ATMs on Efate and Santo.
* Resorts often have high surcharges for credit card use.
* Travellers cheques can be cashed on some of Vanuatu’s islands.
* New Caledonia has ATMs on each of its islands; however, they are only accessible during business hours.
For current exchange rates, see www.xe.com.
Vanuatu: Vatu (VT)
New Caledonia: Pacific Franc (CFP)
Less than A$100
- Stay in bungalows or basic accommodation: A$15–25
- Ride local buses: A$2 per trip
- Grab a simple take-out sandwich for lunch: A$5
- Stay in a decent hotel: A$70
- Hire a car: A$40
- Eat a meal at a midrange restaurant: A$20
More than A$200
- Stay at a resort: A$150
- Go on a single dive: A$100
- Eat out for lunch and dinner: A$60