Bahamas vs Sao Tome and Principe - Cost of Living Comparison

Bahamas Sao Tome and Principe
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1809
$795
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5119
$1932
🏠 One person rent
$876
$359
🏘️ Family rent
$2380
$703
🍽️ Food expenses
$665
$351
🚐 Transport expenses
$110
$33.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1831
$129
💸 GDP per capita
$25194
$2158
😃 Human freedom index
8.22
5.6
❤️ Life expectancy
74.1
70.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
64
45
🌐 English speaking %
87.1%
4.9%
🎓 Higher education
22
1
😀 Quality of life
63
16
🏙️ Population
395K
204K

The average cost of living in the Bahamas ($1809) is 128% more expensive than in Sao Tome and Principe ($795). the Bahamas ranked 15th vs 103rd for Sao Tome and Principe in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in the Bahamas compared to 0.2 months in Sao Tome and Principe. Ranked 49th and 190th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the Bahamas vs Sao Tome and Principe

We calculate prices for the Bahamas and Sao Tome and Principe 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 Sao Tome and Principe
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$22.8
$15.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$89.3
$41.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.98
$7.13
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.75
$0.56
 Cappuccino
$5.33
$1.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.07
$1.43
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$887
$183
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$625
$138
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2203
$512
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2088
$409
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$136
$111
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$207
$173
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$62.3
$100
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.81%
12.03%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1351
$924
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1021
$212
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.41
$0.44
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$63.1
$48.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$30.7
$7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$3.49
$0.92
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.63
$0.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.66
$1.03
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.16
$3.25
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.72
$5.87
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.24
$7.18
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.9
$25.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.11
$3.06
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.15
$0.61
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.86
$3.9
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.77
$1.24
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.81
$1.62
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.77
$2.43
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.33
$0.27
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.59
$1.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.2
$5.08
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.4
$0.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$9.94
$2.47
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.5
$3.47
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.97
$2.79
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$5.06
$1.43
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$4.5
$1.13
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$78.9
$8.52
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.6
$3.92
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$97.5
$19.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$4.21
👖 Brand Jeans
$69.9
$31.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$107
$61.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$358
$113
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7691
$2939

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In the Bahamas

City Cost of living Population
Nassau
$1851
274K
Freeport
$1558
45.9K

In Sao Tome and Principe

City Cost of living Population
Sao Tome
$792
56.2K
Trindade
$813
6.64K