Barbados vs Cape Verde - Cost of Living Comparison

Barbados Cape Verde
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1262
$695
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2807
$1533
🏠 One person rent
$594
$336
🏘️ Family rent
$832
$499
🍽️ Food expenses
$488
$260
🚐 Transport expenses
$57
$38.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1340
$320
💸 GDP per capita
$15374
$3064
😃 Human freedom index
7.92
8.26
❤️ Life expectancy
79.3
73.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
65
58
🌐 English speaking %
98.6%
8%
🎓 Higher education
15
31
😀 Quality of life
51
38
🏙️ Population
286K
556K

The average cost of living in Barbados ($1262) is 82% more expensive than in Cape Verde ($695). Barbados ranked 35th vs 121st for Cape Verde 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 0.5 months in Cape Verde. Ranked 84th and 130th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Barbados vs Cape Verde

We calculate prices for Barbados and Cape Verde 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 Cape Verde
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.15
$4.66
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$44.4
$31.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.05
$5.04
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.56
$1.74
 Cappuccino
$5
$1.35
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.52
$1.05
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$759
$285
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$377
$197
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1274
$393
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$486
$322
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$89.2
$75.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
$116
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.7
$46.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.09%
19.95%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1714
$967
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1442
$707
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.75
$0.67
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$49.7
$23.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$12.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.75
$1.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$3.27
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.56
$0.89
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.82
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.84
$2.22
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$4.86
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$6.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.2
$7.73
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.45
$2.32
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.62
$1.91
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.4
$1.94
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$1.82
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.65
$1.26
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
$1.4
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.29
$0.83
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.02
$1.95
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16
$6.87
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.79
$1.27
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.09
$2.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.7
$2.8
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.04
$7.1
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.15
$1.01
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.32
$1.56
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$54
$22.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.57
$5.06
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$44.4
$23.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.82
$2.44
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.5
$36.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$130
$68.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$242
$74.1
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6416
$3304

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Cities Comparison in Barbados vs Cape Verde

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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 Cape Verde

City Cost of living Population
Praia
$683
159K
Mindelo
$729
70.5K
Assomada
$656
12K