Travel budget in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico: calculate your travel budget

Puerto Rico: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 88 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 6.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1863*

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 177 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 36 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 8.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 4114*

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 303 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 64 per person
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 18 per person

Total budget:

$ 7234*

* 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 Puerto Rico in 2023

Cost of living: Puerto Rico VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Puerto Rico in 2023 is essentially the same as 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 Puerto Rico by city

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

Cities /Puerto Rico View Details
Dorado 23% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Dorado
Coamo 17% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Coamo
Guayama 17% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Guayama
Luquillo 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Luquillo
San Juan 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in San Juan
Arecibo 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Arecibo

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Local prices in Puerto Rico by expense type

Puerto Rico: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Puerto Rico costs 25% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 15/person
($ 8.8 to $ 29)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 19
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 40/person
($ 23 to $ 61)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.8/person
($ 7.8 to $ 8.8)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.7 for 500ml
($ 1.7 to $ 6.7)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.2 for 330ml
($ 2.3 to $ 5.5)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.3/cup
($ 1.4 to $ 5.5)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.6/can
($ 1.1 to $ 2.3)

37% 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
($ 1.1 to $ 2.3)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Puerto Rico: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Puerto Rico is 14% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 107/night
($ 102 to $ 113)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 149/night
($ 112 to $ 200)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 146
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 206/night
($ 144 to $ 288)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 208
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 400/night
($ 312 to $ 515)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 305
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 1217/night
($ 794 to $ 1836)

87% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 653
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 97/month
($ 78 to $ 115)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 131
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 218/month
($ 165 to $ 314)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 198
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 248/month
($ 159 to $ 443)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 187
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 175/month
($ 124 to $ 257)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 250
Family room
Family room
$ 282/month
($ 187 to $ 467)

48% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192

Puerto Rico: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Puerto Rico is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 3.3)

76% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 3/500g
($ 2.2 to $ 4.9)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 4.9)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.9/12 eggs
($ 2.3 to $ 6.7)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9.9/kg
($ 4.9 to $ 18)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Apples
Apples
$ 6.6/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 13)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 5/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 9.8)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 3.7/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 7.3)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.8
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Puerto Rico: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Puerto Rico is 9% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.7/ticket
($ 1.1 to $ 2.3)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.3/km
($ 0.8 to $ 2.3)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.3)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 5.5
($ 3.3 to $ 12)

44% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 65/24hrs
($ 27 to $ 639)

69% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39

Puerto Rico: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Puerto Rico costs 11% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8.8/ticket
($ 7.8 to $ 15)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 23/hr
($ 12 to $ 29)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21

Puerto Rico: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Puerto Rico is 11% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 12/pack
($ 8.8 to $ 14)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 51
($ 29 to $ 73)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 52
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 51
($ 23 to $ 78)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41

Plane ticket budget

New York City → San Juan
New York City → San Juan
New York City → San Juan
$ 331
(fair price: $ 236)
Los Angeles → San Juan
Los Angeles  → San Juan
Los Angeles  → San Juan
$ 416
(fair price: $ 322)
London → San Juan
London → San Juan
London → San Juan
$ 900
(fair price: $ 754)
Chicago → San Juan
Chicago → San Juan
Chicago → San Juan
$ 447
(fair price: $ 341)
Atlanta → San Juan
Atlanta → San Juan
Atlanta → San Juan
$ 384
(fair price: $ 273)
Toronto (Ontario) → San Juan
Toronto (Ontario) → San Juan
Toronto (Ontario) → San Juan
$ 493
(fair price: $ 407)


About the information on the cost of living in Puerto Rico

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

Information about cost of living in Puerto Rico updated on 06-02-2023.

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