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Money and budget Samoa


Money and budget Samoa

Currency and exchange

- The currency is the tālā (ST $ or WS $ or WST), divided into 100 sene, a local way of pronouncing "dollar" and "cent".
In February 2020: € 1 = ST $ 3 and ST $ 1 = € 0,33.
There are 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 ST $ bills and 10, 20 and 50 sene, 1 and 2 tālā coins. There are also still some old ST $ 2 bills.



- Liquid can be removed from the distributors (ATMs) on site. Most are clustered in Apia, but they can also be found at the airport and Savai'i.

- We can change his euros on the spot in Zealand

- The cards Visa, MasterCard, and to a lesser extent American Express and Diners Club, are accepted by car rental companies, mid to upper class hotels, some restaurants, shops and supermarkets, and even the Stevenson Museum!

Budget in Samoa

Accommodation

- Inexpensive80, sometimes ST $ 100 per person.
- Average price ST $ 250 per double room.
- Chic: over ST $ 250.

Food

- Cheap Average prices ST $ 40.
- Classier : over ST $ 40.

Some prices

  • A small bottle of water: ST $ 1,50.
  • A papaya, a mango or 1 kilo of bananas at the market ST $ 2,50.
  • A brioche or a coconut: ST $ 3.
  • One beer: ST $ 4.
  • A braided fan: ST $ 5.
  • Visit of ST $ 10 (in general).
  • Visit to the Stevenson Museum or To Sua Trench: ST $ 20.
  • Parrotfish at the market: ST $ 25.
  • A large pizza: ST $ 40.

Transportation

- Plane : to reach Pago Pago (American Samoa) with Samoa Airways or Talofa, count around ST $ 245 one way or ST $ 380 round trip.



- Ferries : count 12 ST $ per person for a crossing Savai & rsquo 110 ST $ for a car per direction. For Manolo Island it's even cheaper: ST $ 3 (or ST $ 25 for the whole boat if you're not patient…)!



- bus : 1 ST $ in town and maximum 10 ST $ to cross the island of Upolu (up to 12 ST $ in Savai'i).

- Rental car : rates at ST $ 120 per day on site, ST $ 150-180 with an international agency (but beware of additional taxes and fees).

- Taxi ST $ 12 in town depending on the distance traveled.



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