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
  • $ 6.2 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1587*

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 154 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 30 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 8.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 3615*

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 250 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 52 per person
  • $ 29 per person
  • $ 17 per person

Total budget:

$ 6212*

* 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
Dorado 21% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Dorado
Guayama 18% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Guayama
San Juan 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in San Juan
Vega Alta 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Vega Alta
Luquillo 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Luquillo
Humacao 11% 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 22% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 13/person
($ 7.2 to $ 22)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 32/person
($ 22 to $ 52)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.2/person
($ 6.1 to $ 8.2)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 5.1)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3 for 330ml
($ 1.8 to $ 5.1)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.7/cup
($ 1.3 to $ 5.1)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 1.1 to $ 2)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 2)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Puerto Rico: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Puerto Rico is 13% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 125/night
($ 113 to $ 139)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 132/night
($ 94 to $ 175)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 176/night
($ 127 to $ 239)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 324/night
($ 255 to $ 420)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 899/night
($ 624 to $ 1232)

77% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 82/month
($ 65 to $ 104)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 187/month
($ 132 to $ 268)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 206/month
($ 144 to $ 314)

25% 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
$ 156/month
($ 108 to $ 230)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 244/month
($ 177 to $ 367)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Puerto Rico: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Puerto Rico is 13% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 3.2)

113% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.5/500g
($ 2 to $ 3.3)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 4.5)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.7/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 3.7)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 8.5/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 17)

25% 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
$ 6.3/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 10.2)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 4.1/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 10.3)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 5.1/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 9)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 3.5/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 6.1)

29% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 2.6/salad
($ 1.3 to $ 4.1)

59% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7
($ 1.1 to $ 3.1)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9.9/kg
($ 6.1 to $ 16)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Puerto Rico: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Puerto Rico is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.6/ticket
($ 1.1 to $ 2)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 32/month
($ 22 to $ 72)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.6/km
($ 1.3 to $ 2)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 0.8)

11% 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)
$ 5.1
($ 3.1 to $ 8.2)

54% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
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 35% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 211/month
($ 124 to $ 376)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 66/month
($ 52 to $ 83)

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)
$ 629/month
($ 410 to $ 1025)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1391
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 455/month
($ 309 to $ 717)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1112
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1117/month
($ 616 to $ 2049)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2230
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 845/month
($ 513 to $ 1434)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1762
Gym
Gym
$ 34/month
($ 16 to $ 63)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 361/month
($ 257 to $ 513)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 964
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 7901/yr
($ 3564 to $ 14745)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16769

Puerto Rico: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Puerto Rico costs 6% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8.2/ticket
($ 7.2 to $ 13)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 21/hr
($ 7.2 to $ 32)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Puerto Rico: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Puerto Rico is 12% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 10.3/pack
($ 9.2 to $ 12)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 46
($ 27 to $ 63)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 48
($ 27 to $ 63)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 88
($ 63 to $ 124)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 94
($ 52 to $ 155)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 100

Plane ticket budget

London → San Juan
London → San Juan
London → San Juan
$ 944
(fair price: $ 790)
Los Angeles → San Juan
Los Angeles  → San Juan
Los Angeles  → San Juan
$ 499
(fair price: $ 406)
New York City → San Juan
New York City → San Juan
New York City → San Juan
$ 463
(fair price: $ 339)
Toronto (Ontario) → San Juan
Toronto (Ontario) → San Juan
Toronto (Ontario) → San Juan
$ 463
(fair price: $ 390)
Montreal → San Juan
Montreal → San Juan
Montreal → San Juan
$ 475
(fair price: $ 415)
Manchester → San Juan
Manchester → San Juan
Manchester → San Juan
$ 949
(fair price: $ 770)
Dublin → San Juan
Dublin → San Juan
Dublin → San Juan
$ 989
(fair price: $ 803)
Edinburgh → San Juan
Edinburgh → San Juan
Edinburgh → San Juan
$ 983
(fair price: $ 803)
Sydney → San Juan
Sydney → San Juan
Sydney → San Juan
$ 1408
(fair price: $ 1228)

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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 29-09-2020.

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