Travel budget and cost of living in Puerto Rico how much does a trip cost?

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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:

  • $ 72 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 6.2 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1556*

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 153 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 8 per person

Total budget:

$ 3507*

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 230 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 47 per person
  • $ 29 per person
  • $ 17 per person

Total budget:

$ 5753*

* 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 2019

Cost of living: Puerto Rico VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Puerto Rico in 2019 is 6% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Puerto Rico in 2019 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
San Juan 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in San Juan
Vega Alta 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Vega Alta
Dorado 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Dorado
Guayama 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Guayama
Humacao 14% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Humacao
Cidra 18% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Cidra

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Local prices in Puerto Rico by expense type

Restaurant budget in Puerto Rico

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Puerto Rico costs 23% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 11/person
($ 8.6 to $ 17)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 28/person
($ 22 to $ 39)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.9/person
($ 5.4 to $ 8.6)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.2 for 500ml
($ 1.3 to $ 3.2)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.1 for 330ml
($ 2.2 to $ 4.3)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.5/cup
($ 1.6 to $ 3.7)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Puerto Rico

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Puerto Rico is 15% more expensive than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 104/night
($ 87 to $ 126)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 126/night
($ 90 to $ 164)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 121
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 180/night
($ 126 to $ 257)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 280/night
($ 222 to $ 369)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 1084/night
($ 588 to $ 1857)

117% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 501
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 82/month
($ 63 to $ 107)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 179/month
($ 122 to $ 300)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 195/month
($ 138 to $ 318)

18% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 155/month
($ 102 to $ 265)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 212
Family room
Family room
$ 263/month
($ 152 to $ 539)

51% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Puerto Rico

On average, the price of supermarket food in Puerto Rico is 5% more expensive than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 3.2)

106% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.7/500g
($ 2.2 to $ 3.8)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 4.8)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.7/12 eggs
($ 2 to $ 3.7)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.8/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 12)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9/kg
($ 4.7 to $ 17)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 5.7/kg
($ 3.8 to $ 9.4)

22% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.5/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 4.8)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 4.2/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 7)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 4.8)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 2.4/salad
($ 1.3 to $ 4.3)

49% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.8
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9/kg
($ 6.3 to $ 14)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Puerto Rico

On average, the price of transport in Puerto Rico costs 12% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.6/ticket
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 33/month
($ 22 to $ 54)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.6/km
($ 1.3 to $ 2.2)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 0.8)

5% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.2
($ 1.9 to $ 5.4)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 51/24hrs
($ 32 to $ 107)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Puerto Rico

On average, the cost of housing in Puerto Rico costs 25% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 213/month
($ 119 to $ 342)

31% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

67% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 65/month
($ 46 to $ 87)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 612/month
($ 403 to $ 912)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 458/month
($ 322 to $ 697)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1066/month
($ 643 to $ 1823)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 831/month
($ 537 to $ 1286)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 36/month
($ 22 to $ 65)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 361/month
($ 269 to $ 515)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 7492/yr
($ 3858 to $ 12856)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Puerto Rico

On average, budget for leisure activities in Puerto Rico costs 6% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8/ticket
($ 7.3 to $ 8.6)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 21/hr
($ 5.4 to $ 39)

25% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Puerto Rico

On average, shopping budget in Puerto Rico is 8% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 9.7/pack
($ 6.5 to $ 11)

30% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 45
($ 28 to $ 60)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 44
($ 28 to $ 65)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 85
($ 65 to $ 108)

8% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 95
($ 71 to $ 130)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → San Juan
London → San Juan
London → San Juan
$ 1060
(fair price: $ 0)
New York City → San Juan
New York City → San Juan
New York City → San Juan
$ 470
(fair price: $ 365)
Los Angeles → San Juan
Los Angeles  → San Juan
Los Angeles  → San Juan
$ 569
(fair price: $ 483)
Toronto (Ontario) → San Juan
Toronto (Ontario) → San Juan
Toronto (Ontario) → San Juan
$ 452
(fair price: $ 361)
Montreal → San Juan
Montreal → San Juan
Montreal → San Juan
$ 447
(fair price: $ 363)
Manchester → San Juan
Manchester → San Juan
Manchester → San Juan
$ 1040
(fair price: $ 848)
Dublin → San Juan
Dublin → San Juan
Dublin → San Juan
$ 1047
(fair price: $ 923)

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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 21-05-2019.

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