Travel budget in Trinidad and Tobago

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Trinidad and Tobago: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Trinidad and Tobago for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 28 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 11 per person
  • $ 3.8 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 799* (5012 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 119 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 7.5 per person
  • $ 8 per person

Total budget:

$ 2746* (17192 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 171 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 45 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 17 per person

Total budget:

$ 4514* (28266 $)

* 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 Trinidad and Tobago in 2019

Cost of living: Trinidad and Tobago VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Trinidad and Tobago in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Trinidad and Tobago in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Trinidad and Tobago by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Trinidad and Tobago compared to the national average.

Cities /Trinidad and Tobago View Details
Port Of Spain 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Port Of Spain
Chaguanas 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Chaguanas
Arima 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Arima

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Local prices in Trinidad and Tobago by expense type

Restaurant budget in Trinidad and Tobago

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Trinidad and Tobago costs 35% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.5/person
($ 5.6 to $ 8.8)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 33/person
($ 26 to $ 41)

17% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.5/person
($ 5.6 to $ 7.5)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.6 for 500ml
($ 1.6 to $ 2.4)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.6 for 330ml
($ 0.8 to $ 3.2)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.5/cup
($ 1.3 to $ 4.1)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Trinidad and Tobago

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Trinidad and Tobago costs 27% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 28/night
( $ 28)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 102/night
($ 73 to $ 133)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 137/night
($ 93 to $ 195)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 211/night
($ 177 to $ 250)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 260
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 194/night
( $ 194)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 122/month
($ 63 to $ 225)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 163/month
($ 118 to $ 208)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 91/month
($ 63 to $ 118)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 219
Family room
Family room
$ 234/month
($ 161 to $ 310)

33% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Trinidad and Tobago

On average, the price of supermarket food in Trinidad and Tobago costs 16% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 2)

111% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2/500g
($ 1.8 to $ 2.4)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.7)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.5/12 eggs
($ 3.2 to $ 3.8)

40% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 5.9/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 8)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.4/kg
($ 5.3 to $ 8.5)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 3.7/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 8.5)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3.2)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 4.2/kg
($ 2 to $ 5.6)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.3/salad
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.4/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 12)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Trinidad and Tobago

On average, the price of transport in Trinidad and Tobago costs 38% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 1.3)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 36/month
($ 18 to $ 52)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.8/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 48/24hrs
($ 29 to $ 95)

22% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Trinidad and Tobago

On average, the cost of housing in Trinidad and Tobago costs 40% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 52/month
($ 33 to $ 81)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

37% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 51/month
($ 33 to $ 81)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 556/month
($ 401 to $ 801)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 382/month
($ 257 to $ 561)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1109
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1078/month
($ 721 to $ 1602)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 747/month
($ 561 to $ 1201)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1776
Gym
Gym
$ 52/month
($ 41 to $ 61)

30% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 232/month
($ 130 to $ 668)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6066/yr
($ 2402 to $ 21146)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17419

Leisure activity budget in Trinidad and Tobago

On average, budget for leisure activities in Trinidad and Tobago costs 45% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8/ticket
($ 7.2 to $ 9.6)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 7.8/hr
($ 3.2 to $ 17)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Trinidad and Tobago

On average, shopping budget in Trinidad and Tobago is essentially the same as in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.8/pack
($ 4.5 to $ 5.6)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 61
($ 36 to $ 81)

27% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 46
($ 26 to $ 65)

17% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 102
($ 69 to $ 130)

26% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 88
($ 57 to $ 130)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

London → Port Of Spain
London → Port Of Spain
London → Port Of Spain
$ 1312
(fair price: $ 841)
New York City → Port Of Spain
New York City → Port Of Spain
New York City → Port Of Spain
$ 591
(fair price: $ 490)
Toronto (Ontario) → Port Of Spain
Toronto (Ontario) → Port Of Spain
Toronto (Ontario) → Port Of Spain
$ 492
(fair price: $ 418)
Manchester → Port Of Spain
Manchester → Port Of Spain
Manchester → Port Of Spain
$ 1166
(fair price: $ 974)
Montreal → Port Of Spain
Montreal → Port Of Spain
Montreal → Port Of Spain
$ 605
(fair price: $ 489)
Los Angeles → Port Of Spain
Los Angeles  → Port Of Spain
Los Angeles  → Port Of Spain
$ 795
(fair price: $ 605)
Dublin → Port Of Spain
Dublin → Port Of Spain
Dublin → Port Of Spain
$ 1063
(fair price: $ 820)

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About the information on the cost of living in Trinidad and Tobago

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

Information about cost of living in Trinidad and Tobago updated on 11-11-2019.

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