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
  • $ 6.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1458* (2730 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 132 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 34 per person
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 11 per person

Total budget:

$ 3651* (6832 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 323 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 60 per person
  • $ 39 per person
  • $ 22 per person

Total budget:

$ 7866* (14714 $)

* 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 2019

Cost of living: Barbados VS United States

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

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Barbados in 2019 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% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Speightstown
Oistins 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Oistins
Bridgetown 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bridgetown

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Local prices in Barbados by expense type

Restaurant budget in Barbados

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Barbados costs 10% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 15/person
($ 12 to $ 17)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 36/person
($ 23 to $ 55)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.1/person
($ 8.1 to $ 11)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.6
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.2 for 500ml
($ 1.7 to $ 3.8)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3 for 330ml
($ 2.4 to $ 3.8)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.1/cup
($ 3.2 to $ 4.9)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.6/can
($ 1.2 to $ 2.2)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 1.7)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Barbados

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Barbados is 33% more expensive than in United States.
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 84/night
($ 63 to $ 119)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 180/night
($ 132 to $ 253)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 465/night
($ 282 to $ 694)

81% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 924/night
($ 807 to $ 1036)

86% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 499
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 60/month
($ 60 to $ 60)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 141/month
($ 82 to $ 256)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 363/month
($ 175 to $ 617)

118% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 151/month
($ 101 to $ 228)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 217
Family room
Family room
$ 425/month
($ 174 to $ 872)

142% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Barbados

On average, the price of supermarket food in Barbados is 35% more expensive than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 3.8/litre
($ 3.2 to $ 4.3)

330% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.4/500g
($ 2.2 to $ 3)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 3.1/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 4.3)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4.4/12 eggs
($ 3.6 to $ 6.5)

81% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.3/kg
($ 4.3 to $ 11)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 12/kg
($ 8.4 to $ 18)

25% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 4.9/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 7)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 4.8/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 5.4)

11% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 4.3/kg
($ 2.7 to $ 4.9)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 3.5)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 2.4/salad
($ 1.7 to $ 3.2)

40% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.6
($ 1.3 to $ 3.7)

38% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 14/kg
($ 8.1 to $ 18)

5% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Barbados

On average, the price of transport in Barbados is 41% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.7/ticket
($ 1.1 to $ 1.9)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 46/month
($ 34 to $ 58)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2/km
($ 2 to $ 2)

8% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 2.2)

158% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 9.7
($ 5.4 to $ 11)

165% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 36/24hrs
($ 23 to $ 83)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Barbados

On average, the cost of housing in Barbados is essentially the same as in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 113/month
($ 66 to $ 174)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.4/min.
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

278% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 61/month
($ 40 to $ 88)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 677/month
($ 359 to $ 1082)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1395
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 388/month
($ 217 to $ 649)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1106
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1136/month
($ 649 to $ 2163)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 839/month
($ 649 to $ 1082)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1775
Gym
Gym
$ 88/month
($ 82 to $ 101)

119% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 211/month
($ 163 to $ 272)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 962
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 3568/yr
($ 2703 to $ 4541)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18513

Leisure activity budget in Barbados

On average, budget for leisure activities in Barbados costs 19% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 11/ticket
($ 8.1 to $ 14)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 13/hr
($ 8.1 to $ 23)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Barbados

On average, shopping budget in Barbados is 32% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 6.6/pack
($ 6.5 to $ 7.3)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 75
($ 55 to $ 88)

54% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 51
($ 41 to $ 66)

30% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 127
($ 98 to $ 163)

58% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 140
($ 109 to $ 217)

36% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

Manchester → Bridgetown
Manchester → Bridgetown
Manchester → Bridgetown
$ 965
(fair price: $ 805)
London → Bridgetown
London → Bridgetown
London → Bridgetown
$ 1023
(fair price: $ 732)
New York City → Bridgetown
New York City → Bridgetown
New York City → Bridgetown
$ 756
(fair price: $ 639)
Toronto (Ontario) → Bridgetown
Toronto (Ontario) → Bridgetown
Toronto (Ontario) → Bridgetown
$ 674
(fair price: $ 579)
Dublin → Bridgetown
Dublin → Bridgetown
Dublin → Bridgetown
$ 954
(fair price: $ 809)
Los Angeles → Bridgetown
Los Angeles  → Bridgetown
Los Angeles  → Bridgetown
$ 878
(fair price: $ 783)
Montreal → Bridgetown
Montreal → Bridgetown
Montreal → Bridgetown
$ 786
(fair price: $ 631)
Edinburgh → Bridgetown
Edinburgh → Bridgetown
Edinburgh → Bridgetown
$ 1077
(fair price: $ 905)

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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 12-09-2019.

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