Barbados vs Solomon Islands - Cost of Living Comparison

Barbados Solomon Islands
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1262
$1577
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2807
$3630
🏠 One person rent
$594
$966
🏘️ Family rent
$832
$1913
🍽️ Food expenses
$488
$490
🚐 Transport expenses
$57
$23.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1340
$518
💸 GDP per capita
$15374
$2251
😃 Human freedom index
7.92
6.1
❤️ Life expectancy
79.3
73.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
65
43
🌐 English speaking %
98.6%
31.7%
🎓 Higher education
15
8
😀 Quality of life
51
34
🏙️ Population
286K
611K

The average cost of living in Barbados ($1262) is 20% less expensive than in the Solomon Islands ($1577). Barbados ranked 35th vs 22nd for the Solomon Islands 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 0.3 months in the Solomon Islands. Ranked 84th and 145th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Barbados vs the Solomon Islands

We calculate prices for Barbados and the Solomon Islands 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 Solomon Islands
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.15
$7.46
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$44.4
$47.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.05
$12.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.56
$4.64
 Cappuccino
$5
$3.95
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.52
$2.74
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$759
$623
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$377
$708
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1274
$1789
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$486
$1487
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$89.2
$165
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
$256
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.7
$110
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.09%
12.02%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1714
$951
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1442
$582
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.75
$0.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$49.7
$18.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$6.98
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.75
$1.15
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$3.27
$2.63
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.56
$1.33
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.06
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.84
$5.26
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$17.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$10.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.2
$6.29
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.45
$5.11
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.62
$1.22
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.4
$6.06
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$4.41
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.65
$4.54
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
$3.01
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.29
$1.07
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.02
$4.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16
$13.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.79
$2.6
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.09
$4.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.7
$3.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.04
$4.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.15
$3
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.32
$2.39
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$54
$91.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.57
$2.43
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$44.4
$28.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.82
$12.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.5
$33.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$130
$126
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$242
$105
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6416
$6500

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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 the Solomon Islands

City Cost of living Population
Honiara
$1577
84.5K
Auki
$1581
6.81K