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.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 11 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1837* (3276 ANG)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 110 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 38 per person
  • $ 49 per person
  • $ 9.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 4215* (7490 ANG)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 224 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 72 per person
  • $ 115 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 8897* (15820 ANG)

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


Cost of living in Aruba compared to Netherlands Antilles in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Aruba in 2020 is 40% higher than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Aruba in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Aruba by expense type

Restaurant budget in Aruba

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Aruba is 19% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 14/person
($ 10.5 to $ 40)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 45/person
($ 29 to $ 70)

51% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.8/person
($ 7.8 to $ 9.9)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.3 for 500ml
($ 2.5 to $ 12)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 5.6 for 330ml
($ 4.4 to $ 7.8)

89% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.7/cup
($ 2.5 to $ 4.4)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.3/can
($ 1.7 to $ 3.3)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2/bottle
($ 1.7 to $ 2.3)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Aruba

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Aruba is 4% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 108/night
($ 108 to $ 108)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 91/night
($ 67 to $ 115)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 130/night
($ 83 to $ 181)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 318/night
($ 126 to $ 511)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 745/night
($ 745 to $ 745)

47% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 137/month
($ 82 to $ 223)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 189/month
($ 82 to $ 407)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 137/month
($ 73 to $ 229)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223

Supermarket food budget in Aruba

On average, the price of supermarket food in Aruba is 12% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2.7)

130% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.3/500g
($ 2.2 to $ 3)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 3/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 9.2)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.1/12 eggs
($ 2.4 to $ 3.9)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 15/kg
($ 14 to $ 17)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.9/kg
($ 5.4 to $ 9)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 5.5/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 8.8)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 4.2/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 6.1)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 4.2/kg
($ 2.5 to $ 5.5)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 4.3)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 3.2/salad
($ 2 to $ 4.4)

95% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2
($ 1.2 to $ 5.5)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 6.1/kg
($ 4.9 to $ 8.8)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Aruba

On average, the price of transport in Aruba is 160% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.7/ticket
($ 2.7 to $ 2.7)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 192/month
($ 47 to $ 337)

167% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 6.9/km
($ 6.1 to $ 7.8)

309% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 2.5)

76% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 11
($ 11 to $ 23)

227% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3

Budget for living and housing in Aruba

On average, the cost of housing in Aruba is 4% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 171/month
($ 108 to $ 428)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.2 to $ 0.8)

50% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 66/month
($ 61 to $ 100)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 646/month
($ 554 to $ 738)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1367
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 474/month
($ 333 to $ 615)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1095
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1305/month
($ 1229 to $ 1382)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2195
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1106/month
($ 1106 to $ 1106)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1739
Gym
Gym
$ 84/month
( $ 84)

117% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 280/month
($ 278 to $ 388)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 953
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 23207/yr
($ 16573 to $ 30949)

42% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16399

Leisure activity budget in Aruba

On average, budget for leisure activities in Aruba is 55% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.9/ticket
($ 8.8 to $ 14)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 38/hr
( $ 38)

127% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Aruba

On average, shopping budget in Aruba is 39% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 7.4/pack
($ 5.5 to $ 10.5)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 83
($ 38 to $ 125)

81% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 58
($ 32 to $ 78)

53% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 112
($ 78 to $ 167)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 125
($ 94 to $ 333)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Aruba
New York City → Aruba
New York City → Aruba
$ 553
(fair price: $ 435)
London → Aruba
London → Aruba
London → Aruba
$ 948
(fair price: $ 832)
Toronto (Ontario) → Aruba
Toronto (Ontario) → Aruba
Toronto (Ontario) → Aruba
$ 523
(fair price: $ 440)
Los Angeles → Aruba
Los Angeles  → Aruba
Los Angeles  → Aruba
$ 637
(fair price: $ 529)
Montreal → Aruba
Montreal → Aruba
Montreal → Aruba
$ 542
(fair price: $ 450)
Manchester → Aruba
Manchester → Aruba
Manchester → Aruba
$ 1050
(fair price: $ 906)
Edinburgh → Aruba
Edinburgh → Aruba
Edinburgh → Aruba
$ 1093
(fair price: $ 935)
Dublin → Aruba
Dublin → Aruba
Dublin → Aruba
$ 937
(fair price: $ 794)

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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 15-10-2020.

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