Travel budget in Barbados

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Barbados: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 60 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 7.6 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1484* (2772 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 137 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 33 per person
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 8.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 3664* (6846 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 333 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 60 per person
  • $ 40 per person
  • $ 18 per person

Total budget:

$ 7888* (14728 $)

* 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 Barbados in 2020

Cost of living: Barbados VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Barbados 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 Barbados by city

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

Cities /Barbados View Details
Holetown 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Holetown
Speightstown 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Speightstown
Oistins 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Oistins
Bridgetown 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bridgetown

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Local prices in Barbados by expense type

Barbados: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Barbados costs 9% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 14/person
($ 9.7 to $ 17)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 36/person
($ 22 to $ 54)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8/person
($ 8 to $ 11)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.6 for 500ml
($ 1.7 to $ 3.7)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.5 for 330ml
($ 2.2 to $ 4.3)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.8/cup
($ 2.6 to $ 4.8)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.6/can
($ 1.3 to $ 2.2)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 1.7)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Barbados: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Barbados is 38% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 90/night
($ 66 to $ 128)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 185/night
($ 136 to $ 261)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 181
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 481/night
($ 293 to $ 714)

84% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 938/night
($ 817 to $ 1059)

85% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 508
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 60/month
($ 60 to $ 60)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 149/month
($ 82 to $ 275)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 373/month
($ 180 to $ 635)

123% 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
$ 153/month
($ 104 to $ 232)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 478/month
($ 186 to $ 970)

173% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Barbados: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Barbados is 26% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 3.9/litre
($ 3.2 to $ 4.8)

340% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.4/500g
($ 2.2 to $ 2.6)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 3.2/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 4.3)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4.3/12 eggs
($ 3.8 to $ 6.5)

73% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 4.3/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 8)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9.3/kg
($ 6.9 to $ 18)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 3.9/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 8.2)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.6/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 3.2)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 4.3)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 5/kg
($ 2.6 to $ 7)

80% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 2.3/salad
($ 1.7 to $ 2.6)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.9
($ 1.1 to $ 5.4)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 14/kg
($ 8 to $ 20)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Barbados: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Barbados is 42% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.9/ticket
($ 1.1 to $ 1.9)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 36/month
($ 33 to $ 40)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2/km
($ 1.9 to $ 2)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 2.2)

158% 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)
$ 10.2
($ 9.7 to $ 11)

170% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 36/24hrs
($ 23 to $ 83)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Barbados: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Barbados costs 7% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 112/month
($ 82 to $ 173)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.5/min.
( $ 0.5)

228% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 70/month
($ 54 to $ 87)

1% 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)
$ 631/month
($ 357 to $ 1074)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1408
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 431/month
($ 269 to $ 645)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1124
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1298/month
($ 645 to $ 2147)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2272
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 829/month
($ 645 to $ 1610)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1782
Gym
Gym
$ 85/month
($ 82 to $ 101)

115% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 179/month
($ 136 to $ 243)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 981
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2952/yr
($ 1610 to $ 3756)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17402

Barbados: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Barbados costs 36% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8.6/ticket
($ 8 to $ 11)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 9.8/hr
($ 5.4 to $ 28)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Barbados: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Barbados is 32% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 7.4/pack
($ 6.5 to $ 8.5)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 77
($ 55 to $ 87)

64% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 48
($ 44 to $ 54)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 125
($ 108 to $ 151)

55% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 127
($ 108 to $ 162)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

Manchester → Bridgetown
Manchester → Bridgetown
Manchester → Bridgetown
$ 965
(fair price: $ 799)
London → Bridgetown
London → Bridgetown
London → Bridgetown
$ 1023
(fair price: $ 723)
New York City → Bridgetown
New York City → Bridgetown
New York City → Bridgetown
$ 756
(fair price: $ 609)
Toronto (Ontario) → Bridgetown
Toronto (Ontario) → Bridgetown
Toronto (Ontario) → Bridgetown
$ 674
(fair price: $ 586)
Dublin → Bridgetown
Dublin → Bridgetown
Dublin → Bridgetown
$ 954
(fair price: $ 813)
Los Angeles → Bridgetown
Los Angeles  → Bridgetown
Los Angeles  → Bridgetown
$ 878
(fair price: $ 775)
Montreal → Bridgetown
Montreal → Bridgetown
Montreal → Bridgetown
$ 786
(fair price: $ 636)
Edinburgh → Bridgetown
Edinburgh → Bridgetown
Edinburgh → Bridgetown
$ 1077
(fair price: $ 894)

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About the information on the cost of living in Barbados

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

Information about cost of living in Barbados updated on 18-01-2020.

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