Travel budget in the Bahamas

Bahamas: calculate your travel budget

Bahamas: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 72 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 6.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1700* (1554 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 257 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 53 per person
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 17 per person

Total budget:

$ 6153* (5614 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 349 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 99 per person
  • $ 51 per person
  • $ 33 per person

Total budget:

$ 9957* (9072 $)

* 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 the Bahamas in 2023

Cost of living: Bahamas VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in the Bahamas in 2023 is 50% higher than 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 the Bahamas by city

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

Cities /Bahamas View Details
Nassau 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Nassau
Paradise Island 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Paradise Island
Freeport 14% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Freeport



Local prices in the Bahamas by expense type

Bahamas: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in the Bahamas is 16% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 28/person
($ 14 to $ 55)

47% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 19
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 55/person
($ 45 to $ 110)

39% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.3/person
($ 8.7 to $ 11)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.4 for 500ml
($ 3.3 to $ 6.6)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 4.8 for 330ml
($ 3.3 to $ 7.6)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5.6/cup
($ 3.8 to $ 7.6)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.7/can
($ 1.3 to $ 5.5)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.4/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 5.5)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Bahamas: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in the Bahamas is 37% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 72/night
( $ 72)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 218/night
($ 193 to $ 260)

50% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 146
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 297/night
($ 239 to $ 360)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 208
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 401/night
($ 333 to $ 486)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 305
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 1155/night
($ 895 to $ 1480)

77% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 653
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 100/month
($ 100 to $ 100)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 131
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 267/month
($ 205 to $ 346)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 198
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 322/month
($ 260 to $ 409)

73% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 187
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 265/month
($ 229 to $ 298)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 250
Family room
Family room
$ 427/month
($ 367 to $ 511)

124% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192

Bahamas: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in the Bahamas is 35% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 4.2/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 7.6)

271% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 4.9/500g
($ 3 to $ 7.3)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 5.1/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 9.7)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4.8/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 9.2)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 10.4/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 21)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Apples
Apples
$ 4.1/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 9.8)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 4.3/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 7.3)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 4.1/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 9.7)

37% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.2
($ 1.1 to $ 4.4)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Bahamas: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in the Bahamas is 31% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.7/ticket
($ 1.3 to $ 2.2)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3/km
($ 2.2 to $ 4.1)

62% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 2)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.7
($ 3.3 to $ 11)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 64/24hrs
($ 27 to $ 116)

66% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39

Bahamas: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in the Bahamas is 151% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 17/ticket
($ 16 to $ 28)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 78/hr
($ 34 to $ 110)

278% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21

Bahamas: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in the Bahamas is 29% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 11/pack
($ 9.2 to $ 14)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 72
($ 51 to $ 89)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 52
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 55
($ 34 to $ 72)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41

Plane ticket budget

London → Nassau
London → Nassau
London → Nassau
$ 992
(fair price: $ 837)
New York City → Nassau
New York City → Nassau
New York City → Nassau
$ 464
(fair price: $ 372)
Toronto (Ontario) → Nassau
Toronto (Ontario) → Nassau
Toronto (Ontario) → Nassau
$ 533
(fair price: $ 453)
Los Angeles → Nassau
Los Angeles  → Nassau
Los Angeles  → Nassau
$ 591
(fair price: $ 498)
Montreal → Nassau
Montreal → Nassau
Montreal → Nassau
$ 542
(fair price: $ 463)
Manchester → Nassau
Manchester → Nassau
Manchester → Nassau
$ 1070
(fair price: $ 921)


About the information on the cost of living in the Bahamas

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

Information about cost of living in the Bahamas updated on 27-01-2023.

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