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:

  • $ 73 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 6.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1616*

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 155 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 31 per person
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 8.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 3725*

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 249 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 55 per person
  • $ 32 per person
  • $ 18 per person

Total budget:

$ 6377*

* 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 2020

Cost of living: Puerto Rico VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Puerto Rico in 2020 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
Guayama 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Guayama
Dorado 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Dorado
Vega Alta 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Vega Alta
San Juan 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in San Juan
Luquillo 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Luquillo
Humacao 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Humacao

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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 24% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 14/person
($ 7.6 to $ 23)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 34/person
($ 23 to $ 46)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.6/person
($ 5.5 to $ 11)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.2 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 5.5)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.3 for 330ml
($ 1.7 to $ 5.5)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.9/cup
($ 1.9 to $ 5.5)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.3/can
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 1.7)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Puerto Rico: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Puerto Rico is 16% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 103/night
($ 85 to $ 124)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 131/night
($ 93 to $ 174)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 180/night
($ 127 to $ 251)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 318/night
($ 249 to $ 419)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 1237/night
($ 600 to $ 2258)

142% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 82/month
($ 65 to $ 104)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 195/month
($ 130 to $ 345)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 200/month
($ 139 to $ 336)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 161/month
($ 107 to $ 261)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 225/month
($ 151 to $ 404)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Puerto Rico: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Puerto Rico is 9% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 3.3)

118% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.7/500g
($ 2.2 to $ 3.6)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 4.8)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.9/12 eggs
($ 2 to $ 3.3)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 8.6/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 15)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9.2/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 17)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 6.8/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 11)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 4.2/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 7.2)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 5.4/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 9.6)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 3.5/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 7.2)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 2.9/salad
($ 1.1 to $ 5)

61% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7
($ 1.1 to $ 3.2)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9.7/kg
($ 5.5 to $ 16)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Puerto Rico: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Puerto Rico costs 4% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.7/ticket
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 34/month
($ 23 to $ 77)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.7/km
($ 1.3 to $ 2.2)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 5.5
($ 2.9 to $ 6.6)

55% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 51/24hrs
($ 29 to $ 107)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Puerto Rico: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Puerto Rico costs 30% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 222/month
($ 128 to $ 400)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 71/month
($ 55 to $ 88)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 709/month
($ 437 to $ 1090)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1501
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 510/month
($ 328 to $ 818)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1204
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1250/month
($ 763 to $ 2179)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2433
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 918/month
($ 545 to $ 1525)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1912
Gym
Gym
$ 39/month
($ 17 to $ 94)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 382/month
($ 273 to $ 545)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1054
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 8796/yr
($ 4356 to $ 15677)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18546

Puerto Rico: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Puerto Rico costs 9% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8.7/ticket
($ 7.6 to $ 14)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 21/hr
($ 11 to $ 28)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Puerto Rico: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Puerto Rico is 8% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 10.6/pack
($ 9.8 to $ 12)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 48
($ 28 to $ 72)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 51
($ 30 to $ 66)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Trainers
Trainers
$ 93
($ 66 to $ 132)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 100
($ 61 to $ 143)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108

Plane ticket budget

London → San Juan
London → San Juan
London → San Juan
$ 971
(fair price: $ 835)
Los Angeles → San Juan
Los Angeles  → San Juan
Los Angeles  → San Juan
$ 529
(fair price: $ 449)
New York City → San Juan
New York City → San Juan
New York City → San Juan
$ 470
(fair price: $ 349)
Toronto (Ontario) → San Juan
Toronto (Ontario) → San Juan
Toronto (Ontario) → San Juan
$ 475
(fair price: $ 401)
Montreal → San Juan
Montreal → San Juan
Montreal → San Juan
$ 477
(fair price: $ 423)
Manchester → San Juan
Manchester → San Juan
Manchester → San Juan
$ 954
(fair price: $ 781)
Dublin → San Juan
Dublin → San Juan
Dublin → San Juan
$ 970
(fair price: $ 817)
Edinburgh → San Juan
Edinburgh → San Juan
Edinburgh → San Juan
$ 965
(fair price: $ 812)
Sydney → San Juan
Sydney → San Juan
Sydney → San Juan
$ 1413
(fair price: $ 1219)

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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 01-04-2020.

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