Barbados vs Rwanda - Cost of Living Comparison

Barbados Rwanda
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1262
$664
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2807
$1701
🏠 One person rent
$594
$325
🏘️ Family rent
$832
$716
🍽️ Food expenses
$488
$234
🚐 Transport expenses
$57
$57.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1340
$376
💸 GDP per capita
$15374
$798
😃 Human freedom index
7.92
6.36
❤️ Life expectancy
79.3
69.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
65
53
🌐 English speaking %
98.6%
15%
🎓 Higher education
15
20
😀 Quality of life
51
47
🏙️ Population
286K
12.2M

The average cost of living in Barbados ($1262) is 90% more expensive than in Rwanda ($664). Barbados ranked 35th vs 127th for Rwanda 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 0.6 months in Rwanda. Ranked 84th and 101st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Barbados vs Rwanda

We calculate prices for Barbados and Rwanda as a population-weighted mean of 2 and 8 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 Rwanda
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.15
$2.31
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$44.4
$30.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.05
$7.59
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.56
$0.96
 Cappuccino
$5
$2.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.52
$0.71
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$759
$343
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$377
$236
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1274
$1097
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$486
$515
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$89.2
$30.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
$47.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.7
$37.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.09%
17.7%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1714
$2989
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1442
$620
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.75
$0.35
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$49.7
$15.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$10.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.75
$1.08
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$3.27
$0.58
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.56
$1.09
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.07
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.84
$1.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$4.05
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$4.92
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.2
$3.23
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.45
$3.3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.62
$1.06
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.4
$1.63
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$0.9
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.65
$0.33
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
$0.84
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.29
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.02
$1.75
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16
$8.58
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.79
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.09
$1.54
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.7
$6.27
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.04
$3.72
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.15
$0.91
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.32
$1.28
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$54
$34.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.57
$4.81
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$44.4
$20.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.82
$2.41
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.5
$22.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$130
$34.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$242
$125
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6416
$1720

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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 Rwanda

City Cost of living Population
Kigali
$677
1.16M
Gisenyi
$628
137K
Ruhengeri
$600
59.3K
Butare
$578
50.2K
Byumba
$668
34.5K
Cyangugu
$625
27.4K
Nyanza
$584
25.4K
Kibuye
$663
12.3K