Aruba travel budget

Aruba: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Aruba

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 79 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1852* (3108 ANG)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 110 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 34 per person
  • $ 58 per person
  • $ 8.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 4326* (7252 ANG)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 224 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 67 per person
  • $ 129 per person
  • $ 18 per person

Total budget:

$ 9067* (15190 ANG)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Aruba compared to Netherlands Antilles in 2019

On average, the cost of living in Aruba in 2019 is 24% higher than the average cost of living in United States.

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Aruba in 2019 compared to average prices in United States:


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Local prices in Aruba by expense type

Restaurant budget in Aruba

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Aruba is 4% more expensive than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 11/person
($ 11 to $ 17)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 38/person
($ 28 to $ 69)

35% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.6/person
($ 6.6 to $ 8.6)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 6.5 for 500ml
($ 5.4 to $ 7.5)

51% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.7 for 330ml
($ 1.7 to $ 2.7)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.7/cup
($ 2.6 to $ 5.4)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.2/can
($ 1.7 to $ 2.6)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2/bottle
($ 1.7 to $ 2.2)

32% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Aruba

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Aruba is essentially the same as in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 108/night
($ 108 to $ 108)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 91/night
($ 67 to $ 115)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 130/night
($ 83 to $ 181)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 318/night
($ 126 to $ 511)

24% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 745/night
($ 745 to $ 745)

50% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 498
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 137/month
($ 82 to $ 223)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 189/month
($ 82 to $ 407)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 137/month
($ 73 to $ 229)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 216

Supermarket food budget in Aruba

On average, the price of supermarket food in Aruba is 12% cheaper than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.6/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

72% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.3/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 4.2)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.4/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 2.4)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.2/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 4.4)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7/kg
($ 7 to $ 9.2)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.2/kg
($ 4.2 to $ 4.2)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 3.9/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 12)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 4.1/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 4.7)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.4/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 4.7)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.6/salad
($ 1.6 to $ 1.7)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.4
($ 1.4 to $ 1.4)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 27/kg
($ 27 to $ 27)

114% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Aruba

On average, the price of transport in Aruba is 199% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.7/ticket
($ 2.6 to $ 4.8)

61% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.3
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 7.5/km
($ 7.5 to $ 7.5)

314% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.2)

39% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 17
($ 12 to $ 22)

382% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5

Budget for living and housing in Aruba

On average, the cost of housing in Aruba is 5% more expensive than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 415/month
($ 415 to $ 415)

155% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

23% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 60/month
($ 60 to $ 63)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 885/month
($ 697 to $ 1072)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1375
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 966/month
( $ 966)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1082
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1394/month
( $ 1394)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2231
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1609/month
( $ 1609)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1741
Gym
Gym
$ 82/month
( $ 82)

104% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 376/month
($ 376 to $ 459)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 4931/yr
($ 4931 to $ 16075)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18231

Leisure activity budget in Aruba

On average, budget for leisure activities in Aruba is 34% cheaper than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8.6/ticket
($ 4.8 to $ 13)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 10.3/hr
( $ 10.3)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Aruba

On average, shopping budget in Aruba is 9% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5.4/pack
($ 5.4 to $ 8.2)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 30
($ 30 to $ 108)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 94
($ 60 to $ 136)

151% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 78
($ 78 to $ 162)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 60
($ 60 to $ 248)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Aruba
New York City → Aruba
New York City → Aruba
$ 649
(fair price: $ 482)
London → Aruba
London → Aruba
London → Aruba
$ 973
(fair price: $ 835)
Los Angeles → Aruba
Los Angeles  → Aruba
Los Angeles  → Aruba
$ 842
(fair price: $ 606)
Toronto (Ontario) → Aruba
Toronto (Ontario) → Aruba
Toronto (Ontario) → Aruba
$ 623
(fair price: $ 441)
Montreal → Aruba
Montreal → Aruba
Montreal → Aruba
$ 647
(fair price: $ 469)

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About this information on the cost of living in Aruba

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

The information about the cost of living in Aruba was updated on 23-07-2019.

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