Barbados vs Papua New Guinea - Cost of Living Comparison

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Barbados Papua New Guinea
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1348
$535
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3562
$1323
🏠 One person rent
$552
$233
🏘️ Family rent
$1242
$424
🍽️ Food expenses
$595
$212
🚐 Transport expenses
$67.4
$33.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1412
$398
💸 GDP per capita
$20239
$3116
😃 Human freedom index
7.72
6.88
❤️ Life expectancy
77.6
65.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
69
29
🌐 English speaking %
98.6%
70.4%
🎓 Higher education
32
38
😀 Quality of life
65
41
🏙️ Population
286K
8.94M

The average cost of living in Barbados ($1348) is 152% more expensive than in Papua New Guinea ($535). Barbados ranked 40th vs 165th for Papua New Guinea 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 Barbados compared to 0.7 months in Papua New Guinea. Ranked 50th and 123rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Barbados vs Papua New Guinea

We calculate prices for Barbados and Papua New Guinea 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.

Barbados Papua New Guinea
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.1
$3.65
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$79.9
$21
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.01
$4.8
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.61
$1.74
 Cappuccino
$4.87
$1.77
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.57
$0.61
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$570
$229
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$399
$151
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1538
$458
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$976
$305
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$67.2
$39.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$103
$61.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$51.4
$27
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.8%
11.22%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3519
$1340
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3480
$881
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.74
$0.43
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$36.5
$18.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$27.2
$7.04
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.08
$1.05
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$3.54
$1.13
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.48
$0.76
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.11
$1.09
🥚 Eggs, x12
$5.2
$1.63
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16
$6.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$4.23
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$6.89
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.12
$2.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
$1.22
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.68
$1.56
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.82
$1.1
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.75
$0.9
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.29
$0.99
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.43
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.16
$1.27
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.7
$7.48
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.06
$1.38
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.97
$2.73
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.7
$3.88
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.94
$3.05
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.17
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.31
$1.25
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$66.9
$22.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.95
$4.42
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.4
$20.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.82
$4.42
👖 Brand Jeans
$79.8
$32.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$139
$63.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$244
$130
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5390
$3806

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In Barbados

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

In Papua New Guinea

City Cost of living Population
Port Moresby
$538
317K
Lae
$524
101K