Barbados vs Sierra Leone - Cost of Living Comparison

Barbados Sierra Leone
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1262
$748
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2807
$1619
🏠 One person rent
$594
$400
🏘️ Family rent
$832
$635
🍽️ Food expenses
$488
$250
🚐 Transport expenses
$57
$50
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1340
$1508
💸 GDP per capita
$15374
$509
😃 Human freedom index
7.92
6.7
❤️ Life expectancy
79.3
55.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
65
34
🌐 English speaking %
98.6%
83.5%
🎓 Higher education
15
26
😀 Quality of life
51
38
🏙️ Population
286K
7.56M

The average cost of living in Barbados ($1262) is 69% more expensive than in Sierra Leone ($748). Barbados ranked 35th vs 110th for Sierra Leone 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 2 months in Sierra Leone. Ranked 84th and 131st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Barbados vs Sierra Leone

We calculate prices for Barbados and Sierra Leone 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 Sierra Leone
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.15
$4.25
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$44.4
$23.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.05
$6.88
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.56
$0.88
 Cappuccino
$5
$1.71
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.52
$0.95
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$759
$454
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$377
$158
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1274
$625
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$486
$345
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$89.2
$95.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
$147
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.7
$87.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.09%
12.18%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1714
$1009
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1442
$1003
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.75
$0.15
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$49.7
$14
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$9.86
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.75
$0.84
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$3.27
$2.14
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.56
$0.58
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.76
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.84
$1.72
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$9.14
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$5.12
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.2
$5.91
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.45
$2.8
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.62
$1.02
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.4
$1.04
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$2.64
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.65
$2.29
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
$1.23
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.29
$0.86
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.02
$1.57
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16
$4.97
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.79
$0.84
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.09
$1.19
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.7
$2.44
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.04
$1.89
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.15
$1.13
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.32
$1.04
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$54
$53.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.57
$4.91
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$44.4
$18.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.82
$2.38
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.5
$27.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$130
$25.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$242
$85.1
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6416
$2717

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Cities Comparison in Barbados vs Sierra Leone

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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 Sierra Leone

City Cost of living Population
Freetown
$739
951K
Bo
$770
234K
Kenema
$763
188K