Travel budget in Aruba

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Aruba: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Aruba for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 72 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 11 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1723* (2800 ANG)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 141 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 35 per person
  • $ 52 per person
  • $ 9.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 4637* (7532 ANG)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 288 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 61 per person
  • $ 118 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 9577* (15554 ANG)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Aruba in 2020

Cost of living: Aruba VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Aruba in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Aruba by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Aruba compared to the national average.

Cities /Aruba View Details
Noord 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Noord
Oranjestad 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Oranjestad

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Local prices in Aruba by expense type

Aruba: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Aruba is 8% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 14/person
($ 10.5 to $ 40)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 34/person
($ 23 to $ 70)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.2/person
($ 7.8 to $ 9.9)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.3 for 500ml
($ 2.5 to $ 11)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 5.6 for 330ml
($ 4.4 to $ 7.8)

80% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.2/cup
($ 2.5 to $ 4.4)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2/can
($ 1.2 to $ 3.3)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2/bottle
($ 1.7 to $ 2.3)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Aruba: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Aruba is 23% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 141/night
($ 141 to $ 141)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 116/night
($ 97 to $ 136)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 167/night
($ 96 to $ 302)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 181
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 410/night
($ 204 to $ 613)

57% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 1005/night
($ 1005 to $ 1005)

98% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 508
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 72/month
($ 72 to $ 72)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 177/month
($ 106 to $ 311)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 223/month
($ 114 to $ 406)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 247/month
($ 151 to $ 402)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 269/month
($ 175 to $ 418)

54% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Aruba: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Aruba is 6% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2.7)

114% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.5/500g
($ 2.2 to $ 4.3)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 3/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 9.2)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.9/12 eggs
($ 2.4 to $ 3.9)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 15/kg
($ 14 to $ 17)

29% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.5/kg
($ 5.5 to $ 9.1)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 5.5/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 8.8)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 4.2/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 6.1)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 4.2/kg
($ 2.5 to $ 5.5)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 4.3)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 2.7/salad
($ 2 to $ 4.4)

61% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2
($ 1.2 to $ 5.5)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 6.1/kg
($ 4.9 to $ 8.8)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Aruba: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Aruba is 130% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.7/ticket
($ 2.7 to $ 5)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 192/month
($ 47 to $ 336)

146% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 6.9/km
($ 6.1 to $ 7.8)

269% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

53% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 17
($ 11 to $ 23)

328% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 29/24hrs
($ 2.4 to $ 180)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Aruba: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Aruba costs 6% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 170/month
($ 108 to $ 427)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.2 to $ 0.8)

64% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 64/month
($ 26 to $ 100)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 797/month
($ 553 to $ 1103)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1426
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 646/month
($ 331 to $ 993)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1139
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1347/month
($ 1226 to $ 1434)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2297
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1287/month
($ 1103 to $ 1655)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1808
Gym
Gym
$ 84/month
( $ 84)

110% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 279/month
($ 277 to $ 386)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 995
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 16540/yr
($ 16540 to $ 30886)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17403

Aruba: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Aruba is 52% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.9/ticket
($ 8.8 to $ 14)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 38/hr
( $ 38)

129% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Aruba: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Aruba is 17% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 7.4/pack
($ 5.5 to $ 10.5)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 61
($ 38 to $ 125)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 49
($ 32 to $ 139)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 97
($ 78 to $ 167)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 82
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 128
($ 93 to $ 331)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 104

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Aruba
New York City → Aruba
New York City → Aruba
$ 581
(fair price: $ 476)
London → Aruba
London → Aruba
London → Aruba
$ 956
(fair price: $ 844)
Toronto (Ontario) → Aruba
Toronto (Ontario) → Aruba
Toronto (Ontario) → Aruba
$ 526
(fair price: $ 443)
Los Angeles → Aruba
Los Angeles  → Aruba
Los Angeles  → Aruba
$ 674
(fair price: $ 570)
Montreal → Aruba
Montreal → Aruba
Montreal → Aruba
$ 557
(fair price: $ 469)
Manchester → Aruba
Manchester → Aruba
Manchester → Aruba
$ 1054
(fair price: $ 915)
New York City → Sint Maarten
New York City → Sint Maarten
New York City → Sint Maarten
$ 581
(fair price: $ 469)
New York City → Curaçao
New York City → Curaçao
New York City → Curaçao
$ 763
(fair price: $ 548)
Edinburgh → Aruba
Edinburgh → Aruba
Edinburgh → Aruba
$ 1097
(fair price: $ 940)
London → Sint Maarten
London → Sint Maarten
London → Sint Maarten
$ 996
(fair price: $ 849)
Toronto (Ontario) → Sint Maarten
Toronto (Ontario) → Sint Maarten
Toronto (Ontario) → Sint Maarten
$ 646
(fair price: $ 483)
Montreal → Sint Maarten
Montreal → Sint Maarten
Montreal → Sint Maarten
$ 662
(fair price: $ 477)
New York City → Bonaire
New York City → Bonaire
New York City → Bonaire
$ 1059
(fair price: $ 837)
Toronto (Ontario) → Curaçao
Toronto (Ontario) → Curaçao
Toronto (Ontario) → Curaçao
$ 967
(fair price: $ 797)
London → Curaçao
London → Curaçao
London → Curaçao
$ 1166
(fair price: $ 991)
Dublin → Aruba
Dublin → Aruba
Dublin → Aruba
$ 922
(fair price: $ 782)
Montreal → Curaçao
Montreal → Curaçao
Montreal → Curaçao
$ 1081
(fair price: $ 774)
Los Angeles → Sint Maarten
Los Angeles  → Sint Maarten
Los Angeles  → Sint Maarten
$ 716
(fair price: $ 604)
Toronto (Ontario) → Bonaire
Toronto (Ontario) → Bonaire
Toronto (Ontario) → Bonaire
$ 1477
(fair price: $ 960)
Los Angeles → Curaçao
Los Angeles  → Curaçao
Los Angeles  → Curaçao
$ 993
(fair price: $ 803)
Los Angeles → Bonaire
Los Angeles  → Bonaire
Los Angeles  → Bonaire
$ 1439
(fair price: $ 1021)
Manchester → Sint Maarten
Manchester → Sint Maarten
Manchester → Sint Maarten
$ 1148
(fair price: $ 935)
Manchester → Bonaire
Manchester → Bonaire
Manchester → Bonaire
$ 1145
(fair price: $ 959)
Montreal → Bonaire
Montreal → Bonaire
Montreal → Bonaire
$ 1955
(fair price: $ 1263)
Dublin → Sint Maarten
Dublin → Sint Maarten
Dublin → Sint Maarten
$ 942
(fair price: $ 837)

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About the information on the cost of living in Aruba

The information about the cost of living in Aruba shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Aruba updated on 18-12-2017.

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