Barbados vs Trinidad and Tobago - Cost of Living Comparison

Barbados Trinidad and Tobago
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1262
$977
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2807
$2353
🏠 One person rent
$594
$430
🏘️ Family rent
$832
$768
🍽️ Food expenses
$488
$415
🚐 Transport expenses
$57
$29.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1340
$874
💸 GDP per capita
$15374
$15426
😃 Human freedom index
7.92
7.7
❤️ Life expectancy
79.3
73.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
65
41
🌐 English speaking %
98.6%
87.7%
🎓 Higher education
15
21
😀 Quality of life
51
47
🏙️ Population
286K
1.37M

The average cost of living in Barbados ($1262) is 29% more expensive than in Trinidad and Tobago ($977). Barbados ranked 35th vs 70th for Trinidad and Tobago 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 0.9 months in Trinidad and Tobago. Ranked 84th and 103rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Barbados vs Trinidad and Tobago

We calculate prices for Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago as a population-weighted mean of 2 and 5 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 Trinidad and Tobago
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.15
$8.65
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$44.4
$73.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.05
$6.62
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.56
$1.79
 Cappuccino
$5
$3.22
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.52
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$759
$501
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$377
$306
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1274
$872
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$486
$612
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$89.2
$34.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
$52.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.7
$51.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.09%
5.83%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1714
$1487
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1442
$1467
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.75
$1.07
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$49.7
$31.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$8.11
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.75
$0.83
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$3.27
$1.88
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.56
$1.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.52
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.84
$3.57
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$7.41
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$6.75
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.2
$7.45
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.45
$4.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.62
$1.94
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.4
$2.38
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$3.27
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.65
$1.51
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
$1.37
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.29
$0.76
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.02
$1.54
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16
$20.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.79
$1.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.09
$4.82
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.7
$6.87
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.04
$6.01
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.15
$2.06
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.32
$2.46
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$54
$44
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.57
$7.11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$44.4
$44
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.82
$8.01
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.5
$54.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$130
$109
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$242
$171
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6416
$3440

Cities Comparison in Barbados vs Trinidad and Tobago

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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 Trinidad and Tobago

City Cost of living Population
Port of Spain
$1002
81.1K
Chaguanas
$973
83.5K
San Fernando
$928
55.4K
Scarborough
$1100
17K
San Juan
$908
13.8K