Travel budget in Barbados

Barbados: calculate your travel budget

Barbados: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 75 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 6.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1735* (3500 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 171 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 45 per person
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 10 per person

Total budget:

$ 4396* (8876 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 367 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 82 per person
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 9117* (18396 $)

* 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 2024

Cost of living: Barbados VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Barbados in 2024 is 16% 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 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
Speightstown 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Speightstown
Oistins 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Oistins
Holetown 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Holetown
Bridgetown 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bridgetown



Local prices in Barbados by expense type

Barbados: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Barbados costs 14% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 21/person
($ 10 to $ 36)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 51/person
($ 35 to $ 63)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 10/person
($ 8.6 to $ 13)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.5 for 500ml
($ 1.7 to $ 4)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.6 for 330ml
($ 2.1 to $ 6)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.7/cup
($ 1.7 to $ 6)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.7/can
($ 1.4 to $ 2.5)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3/bottle
($ 1 to $ 2.1)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Barbados: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Barbados is 39% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 119/night
($ 119 to $ 1243)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 137
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 134/night
($ 74 to $ 295)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 207/night
($ 124 to $ 421)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 205
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 527/night
($ 300 to $ 857)

80% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 293
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 921/night
($ 713 to $ 1174)

78% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 521
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 120/month
($ 31 to $ 811)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 141
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 249/month
($ 128 to $ 596)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 205
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 360/month
($ 153 to $ 788)

92% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 188
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 198/month
($ 121 to $ 393)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 226
Family room
Family room
$ 499/month
($ 212 to $ 1089)

162% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 191

Barbados: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Barbados is 29% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 3.6/litre
($ 2.5 to $ 4)

237% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 2.7/500g
($ 1.8 to $ 4)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 4.3/kg
($ 2.5 to $ 5.5)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 5.7/12 eggs
($ 3 to $ 7.3)

53% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 12/kg
($ 6 to $ 16)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 4.4/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 7)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 4.8/kg
($ 1 to $ 7)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 3.3/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 5)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.4
($ 1.5 to $ 4)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Barbados: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Barbados is 44% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.7/ticket
($ 1.7 to $ 1.7)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.5/km
($ 2.1 to $ 4.3)

44% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2.1/litre
($ 2 to $ 2.4)

116% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1

Barbados: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Barbados costs 29% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 10/ticket
($ 8 to $ 16)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 16/hr
($ 13 to $ 16)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 23

Barbados: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Barbados is 26% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 10/pack
($ 7.5 to $ 12)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 69
($ 44 to $ 116)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 54
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 57
($ 27 to $ 92)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

London → Bridgetown
London → Bridgetown
London → Bridgetown
$ 784
(fair price: $ 699)
New York City → Bridgetown
New York City → Bridgetown
New York City → Bridgetown
$ 678
(fair price: $ 532)
Toronto → Bridgetown
Toronto → Bridgetown
Toronto → Bridgetown
$ 727
(fair price: $ 570)
Manchester → Bridgetown
Manchester → Bridgetown
Manchester → Bridgetown
$ 890
(fair price: $ 724)
Dublin → Bridgetown
Dublin → Bridgetown
Dublin → Bridgetown
$ 891
(fair price: $ 735)
Edinburgh → Bridgetown
Edinburgh → Bridgetown
Edinburgh → Bridgetown
$ 891
(fair price: $ 735)

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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, Skyscanner and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Barbados updated on 25-02-2024.

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