Bahamas vs Barbados - Cost of Living Comparison

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Bahamas Barbados
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2300
$1348
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$6141
$3562
🏠 One person rent
$1292
$552
🏘️ Family rent
$3099
$1242
🍽️ Food expenses
$731
$595
🚐 Transport expenses
$110
$67.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1852
$1412
💸 GDP per capita
$31458
$20239
😃 Human freedom index
7.82
7.72
❤️ Life expectancy
71.6
77.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
64
69
🌐 English speaking %
87.1%
98.6%
🎓 Higher education
25
32
😀 Quality of life
59
65
🏙️ Population
395K
286K

The average cost of living in the Bahamas ($2300) is 71% more expensive than in Barbados ($1348). the Bahamas ranked 10th vs 40th for Barbados in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in the Bahamas compared to 1 months in Barbados. Ranked 62nd and 50th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the Bahamas vs Barbados

We calculate prices for the Bahamas and Barbados as a population-weighted mean of 2 and 2 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Bahamas Barbados
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$24.5
$16.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$99.5
$79.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.8
$9.01
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.36
$2.61
 Cappuccino
$5.21
$4.87
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.21
$1.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1177
$570
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1003
$399
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2510
$1538
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2815
$976
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$176
$67.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$268
$103
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$77.8
$51.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.58%
5.8%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2997
$3519
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1353
$3480
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.33
$1.74
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$52.5
$36.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$32.9
$27.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.62
$2.08
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$4.15
$3.54
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$4.3
$2.48
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.13
$3.11
🥚 Eggs, x12
$5.47
$5.2
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.12
$16
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$10.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.7
$11.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.62
$4.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$2.74
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.61
$3.68
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.6
$3.82
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.51
$2.75
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$3.29
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.43
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.59
$3.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$18.6
$16.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.72
$2.06
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.3
$7.97
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.7
$12.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$8.02
$6.94
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.99
$3.17
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$4.49
$3.31
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$94.1
$66.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$15.7
$9.95
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$96.5
$52.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$66.8
$79.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$116
$139
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$590
$244
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12605
$5390

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Cities Comparison in the Bahamas vs Barbados

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In the Bahamas

City Cost of living Population
Nassau
$2316
274K
Freeport
$2202
45.9K

In Barbados

City Cost of living Population
Bridgetown
$1349
110K
Holetown
$1296
1.6K