Travel budget in Aruba

Aruba: calculate your travel budget

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.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1751* (2940 ANG)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 136 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 35 per person
  • $ 57 per person
  • $ 8.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 4679* (7840 ANG)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 277 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 70 per person
  • $ 127 per person
  • $ 17 per person

Total budget:

$ 9842* (16492 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 2019

Cost of living: Aruba VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Aruba in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Aruba in 2019 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
Oranjestad 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Oranjestad
Noord 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Noord

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Local prices in Aruba by expense type

Restaurant budget in Aruba

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Aruba is 5% more expensive than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 10.6/person
($ 10.6 to $ 17)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 42/person
($ 28 to $ 67)

52% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.6/person
($ 6.6 to $ 8.5)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5.9 for 500ml
($ 4.3 to $ 7.4)

38% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.6 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 2.7)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.7/cup
($ 2.6 to $ 5.4)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.3/can
($ 2.2 to $ 2.6)

19% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2/bottle
($ 1.6 to $ 2.2)

34% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Aruba

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Aruba is 17% more expensive than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 131/night
($ 131 to $ 131)

23% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 115/night
($ 97 to $ 134)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 157/night
($ 97 to $ 256)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 396/night
($ 193 to $ 594)

54% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 949/night
($ 949 to $ 949)

91% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 498
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 72/month
($ 72 to $ 72)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 162/month
($ 102 to $ 265)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 220/month
($ 113 to $ 394)

33% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 194/month
($ 120 to $ 300)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 216
Family room
Family room
$ 260/month
($ 170 to $ 401)

48% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Aruba

On average, the price of supermarket food in Aruba costs 13% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.4/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 2.3)

70% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.3/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 4.1)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.4/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 2.4)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.2/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 4.3)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7/kg
($ 7 to $ 9.2)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.2/kg
($ 4.2 to $ 4.2)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 3.9/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 3.9)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 4.1/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 4.7)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.4/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 4.5)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.4/salad
($ 1.4 to $ 1.7)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.4
($ 1.4 to $ 1.4)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 27/kg
($ 27 to $ 27)

112% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Aruba

On average, the price of transport in Aruba is 152% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.7/ticket
($ 2.6 to $ 4.8)

60% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.3
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 7.4/km
($ 7.4 to $ 7.4)

311% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.2)

37% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 17
($ 12 to $ 22)

379% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 29/24hrs
($ 2.4 to $ 180)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Aruba

On average, the cost of housing in Aruba is essentially the same as in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 413/month
($ 413 to $ 413)

154% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

23% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 60/month
($ 60 to $ 61)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 764/month
($ 533 to $ 1066)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1375
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 640/month
($ 321 to $ 960)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1082
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1359/month
($ 1333 to $ 1385)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2231
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1333/month
($ 1066 to $ 1599)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1741
Gym
Gym
$ 81/month
( $ 81)

103% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 373/month
($ 373 to $ 457)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 4901/yr
($ 4901 to $ 15978)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18231

Leisure activity budget in Aruba

On average, budget for leisure activities in Aruba costs 34% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8.5/ticket
($ 4.8 to $ 13)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 10.3/hr
( $ 10.3)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Aruba

On average, shopping budget in Aruba is 8% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5.4/pack
($ 5.4 to $ 9.6)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 30
($ 30 to $ 108)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 94
($ 60 to $ 134)

150% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 78
($ 78 to $ 161)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 60
($ 60 to $ 247)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Sint Maarten
New York City → Sint Maarten
New York City → Sint Maarten
$ 581
(fair price: $ 459)
New York City → Curaçao
New York City → Curaçao
New York City → Curaçao
$ 763
(fair price: $ 600)
London → Sint Maarten
London → Sint Maarten
London → Sint Maarten
$ 996
(fair price: $ 852)
Toronto (Ontario) → Sint Maarten
Toronto (Ontario) → Sint Maarten
Toronto (Ontario) → Sint Maarten
$ 646
(fair price: $ 471)
Montreal → Sint Maarten
Montreal → Sint Maarten
Montreal → Sint Maarten
$ 662
(fair price: $ 465)
Toronto (Ontario) → Curaçao
Toronto (Ontario) → Curaçao
Toronto (Ontario) → Curaçao
$ 967
(fair price: $ 787)
London → Curaçao
London → Curaçao
London → Curaçao
$ 1166
(fair price: $ 1004)
Montreal → Curaçao
Montreal → Curaçao
Montreal → Curaçao
$ 1081
(fair price: $ 762)
Los Angeles → Sint Maarten
Los Angeles  → Sint Maarten
Los Angeles  → Sint Maarten
$ 716
(fair price: $ 611)
New York City → Aruba
New York City → Aruba
New York City → Aruba
$ 649
(fair price: $ 482)
London → Aruba
London → Aruba
London → Aruba
$ 973
(fair price: $ 835)
Los Angeles → Aruba
Los Angeles  → Aruba
Los Angeles  → Aruba
$ 842
(fair price: $ 606)
Toronto (Ontario) → Aruba
Toronto (Ontario) → Aruba
Toronto (Ontario) → Aruba
$ 623
(fair price: $ 441)
Los Angeles → Curaçao
Los Angeles  → Curaçao
Los Angeles  → Curaçao
$ 993
(fair price: $ 857)
Manchester → Sint Maarten
Manchester → Sint Maarten
Manchester → Sint Maarten
$ 1148
(fair price: $ 978)
Montreal → Aruba
Montreal → Aruba
Montreal → Aruba
$ 647
(fair price: $ 469)
Dublin → Sint Maarten
Dublin → Sint Maarten
Dublin → Sint Maarten
$ 942
(fair price: $ 821)

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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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