Travel budget and cost of living in Bahamas how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Bahamas

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Bahamas: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 72 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 5.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1581* (1484 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 223 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 44 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 10.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 5148* (4802 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 272 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 78 per person
  • $ 43 per person
  • $ 22 per person

Total budget:

$ 7742* (7224 $)

* 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 Bahamas in 2019

Cost of living: Bahamas VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Bahamas in 2019 is 37% higher than in United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Bahamas in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Bahamas by city

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

Cities /Bahamas View Details
Nassau 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Nassau
Freeport 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Freeport

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Local prices in Bahamas by expense type

Restaurant budget in Bahamas

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Bahamas is 26% more expensive than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 22/person
($ 17 to $ 33)

43% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 41/person
($ 28 to $ 65)

46% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.5/person
($ 8 to $ 9.6)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.8 for 500ml
($ 3.2 to $ 6.3)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.1 for 330ml
($ 2.2 to $ 5.4)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5.1/cup
($ 4.3 to $ 6.3)

20% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.7/can
($ 1.8 to $ 4.3)

47% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.9/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 3.2)

24% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Bahamas

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Bahamas is 52% more expensive than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 72/night
( $ 72)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 220/night
($ 199 to $ 250)

83% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 121
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 226/night
($ 170 to $ 292)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 317/night
($ 194 to $ 477)

23% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 1013/night
($ 784 to $ 1326)

103% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 501
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 127/month
($ 91 to $ 152)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 234/month
($ 167 to $ 334)

44% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 282/month
($ 207 to $ 413)

70% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 269/month
($ 231 to $ 322)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 212
Family room
Family room
$ 477/month
($ 400 to $ 588)

174% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Bahamas

On average, the price of supermarket food in Bahamas is 16% more expensive than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 3.1/litre
($ 2 to $ 4.8)

253% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 3.3/500g
($ 2.3 to $ 4.3)

23% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.5/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 3.7)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.1/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 4.8)

29% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.2/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 24)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9.2/kg
($ 4.7 to $ 17)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 3.7/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 5.4)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.8/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 9.4)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 5)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 4.7)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 2.5/salad
($ 1.3 to $ 3.2)

53% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9.3/kg
($ 6.3 to $ 15)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Bahamas

On average, the price of transport in Bahamas is 26% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.3/ticket
($ 1.3 to $ 1.6)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 54/month
($ 44 to $ 65)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.5/km
($ 2.2 to $ 2.6)

37% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.4)

68% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.3
($ 3.2 to $ 10.6)

23% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 79/24hrs
($ 41 to $ 146)

100% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Bahamas

On average, the cost of housing in Bahamas is 18% more expensive than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 304/month
($ 187 to $ 533)

87% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.4/min.
($ 0.2 to $ 0.4)

178% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 73/month
($ 44 to $ 126)

8% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 878/month
($ 640 to $ 1278)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 708/month
($ 533 to $ 1065)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2384/month
($ 1065 to $ 3192)

8% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1663/month
($ 959 to $ 2660)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 73/month
($ 49 to $ 118)

90% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 306/month
($ 193 to $ 640)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 7624/yr
($ 4255 to $ 12765)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Bahamas

On average, budget for leisure activities in Bahamas is 97% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 10.6/ticket
($ 10.6 to $ 15)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 51/hr
($ 22 to $ 108)

211% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Bahamas

On average, shopping budget in Bahamas is 25% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 8.5/pack
($ 6.3 to $ 9.1)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 70
($ 49 to $ 91)

48% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 44
($ 28 to $ 65)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 106
($ 70 to $ 199)

34% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 118
($ 97 to $ 150)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Nassau
London → Nassau
London → Nassau
$ 1113
(fair price: $ 878)
New York City → Nassau
New York City → Nassau
New York City → Nassau
$ 526
(fair price: $ 422)
Los Angeles → Nassau
Los Angeles  → Nassau
Los Angeles  → Nassau
$ 711
(fair price: $ 602)
Toronto (Ontario) → Nassau
Toronto (Ontario) → Nassau
Toronto (Ontario) → Nassau
$ 489
(fair price: $ 425)
Manchester → Nassau
Manchester → Nassau
Manchester → Nassau
$ 1056
(fair price: $ 901)
Montreal → Nassau
Montreal → Nassau
Montreal → Nassau
$ 495
(fair price: $ 437)
Dublin → Nassau
Dublin → Nassau
Dublin → Nassau
$ 876
(fair price: $ 752)
Edinburgh → Nassau
Edinburgh → Nassau
Edinburgh → Nassau
$ 1082
(fair price: $ 964)

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About the information on the cost of living in Bahamas

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

Information about cost of living in Bahamas updated on 12-05-2019.

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