Barbados vs Brunei - Cost of Living Comparison

Barbados Brunei
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1262
$1066
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2807
$2392
🏠 One person rent
$594
$606
🏘️ Family rent
$832
$976
🍽️ Food expenses
$488
$313
🚐 Transport expenses
$57
$50.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1340
$1839
💸 GDP per capita
$15374
$27443
😃 Human freedom index
7.92
6.46
❤️ Life expectancy
79.3
76
👮 Corruption perceptions index
65
60
🌐 English speaking %
98.6%
37.8%
🎓 Higher education
15
54
😀 Quality of life
51
68
🏙️ Population
286K
429K

The average cost of living in Barbados ($1262) is 18% more expensive than in Brunei ($1066). Barbados ranked 35th vs 52nd for Brunei in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Barbados compared to 1.7 months in Brunei. Ranked 84th and 36th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Barbados vs Brunei

We calculate prices for Barbados and Brunei as a population-weighted mean of 2 and 3 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.

Barbados Brunei
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.15
$3.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$44.4
$21.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.05
$4.89
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.56
$6.38
 Cappuccino
$5
$3.49
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.52
$0.72
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$759
$664
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$377
$459
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1274
$1080
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$486
$793
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$89.2
$35.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
$54.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.7
$70.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.09%
4.29%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1714
$1413
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1442
$892
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.75
$1.1
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$49.7
$30.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$23.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.75
$0.37
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$3.27
$1.69
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.56
$1.33
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.21
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.84
$2.03
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$8.63
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$4.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.2
$14.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.45
$3.15
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.62
$2.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.4
$3.6
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$3.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.65
$1.85
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
$1.95
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.29
$0.54
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.02
$1.47
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16
$10.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.79
$3.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.09
$5.25
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.7
$5.9
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.04
$4.6
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.15
$1.82
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.32
$2.03
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$54
$46.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.57
$5.41
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$44.4
$31.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.82
$7.97
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.5
$80.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$130
$93.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$242
$208
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6416
$11287

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Barbados

City Cost of living Population
Bridgetown
$1262
110K
Holetown
$1268
1.6K

In Brunei

City Cost of living Population
Bandar Seri Begawan
$1059
50K
Seria
$1095
13.1K
Kuala Belait
$1053
4.26K