Travel budget in the Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands: calculate your travel budget

Cayman Islands: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 175 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 10 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 3351* (2660 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 263 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 51 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 6066* (4802 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • NC
  • $ 94 per person
  • $ 29 per person
  • $ 39 per person

Total budget:

$ 4490* (3556 $)

* 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 Cayman Islands in 2021

Cost of living: Cayman Islands VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in the Cayman Islands in 2021 is 65% 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 Cayman Islands by city

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

Cities /Cayman Islands View Details
Bodden Town 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bodden Town
North Side 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in North Side
Seven Mile Beach 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Seven Mile Beach


Local prices in the Cayman Islands by expense type

Cayman Islands: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in the Cayman Islands is 33% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 20/person
($ 13 to $ 58)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 55/person
($ 41 to $ 71)

67% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 33
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 12/person
($ 11 to $ 14)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 6.3 for 500ml
($ 5 to $ 7.6)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 4.8 for 330ml
($ 3.3 to $ 7.6)

55% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5.9/cup
($ 3.8 to $ 7.6)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.4/can
($ 1.6 to $ 3.8)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2/bottle
($ 1.3 to $ 2.5)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Cayman Islands: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in the Cayman Islands is 84% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 175/night
( $ 175)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 352/night
( $ 352)

96% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 1097/night
( $ 1097)

116% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510

Cayman Islands: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in the Cayman Islands is 107% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 4.5/litre
($ 2 to $ 6.3)

391% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 4.8/500g
($ 3.8 to $ 7.6)

64% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 6/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 10.2)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 5.9/12 eggs
($ 4.4 to $ 7.6)

139% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Chicken
Chicken
$ 14/kg
($ 7.6 to $ 27)

37% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Apples
Apples
$ 7.2/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 10.2)

50% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 7.3/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 12)

60% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 6.1/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 10.2)

123% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 3
($ 1.3 to $ 3.8)

54% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9

Cayman Islands: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in the Cayman Islands is 38% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.5/ticket
($ 2.5 to $ 3.2)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.6/km
( $ 1.6)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.7)

112% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7

Cayman Islands: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in the Cayman Islands is 76% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 20/ticket
($ 16 to $ 21)

49% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 35/hr
($ 33 to $ 39)

103% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Cayman Islands: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in the Cayman Islands is 56% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 12/pack
($ 12 to $ 13)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 71
($ 52 to $ 83)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 72
($ 52 to $ 190)

87% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39


About the information on the cost of living in the Cayman Islands

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

Information about cost of living in the Cayman Islands updated on 29-11-2021.

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