Travel budget in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago: calculate your travel budget

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.
  • $ 10.3 per person
  • $ 4.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 793* (5278 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 119 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 7.3 per person
  • $ 7.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 2755* (18354 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 176 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 51 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 16 per person

Total budget:

$ 4678* (31164 $)

* 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 2020

Cost of living: Trinidad and Tobago VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Trinidad and Tobago 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 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 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Port Of Spain
Chaguanas 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Chaguanas
Arima 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Arima


Local prices in Trinidad and Tobago by expense type

Trinidad and Tobago: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Trinidad and Tobago costs 32% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.8/person
($ 5.3 to $ 16)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 39/person
($ 23 to $ 91)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6/person
($ 6 to $ 7.3)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.6 for 500ml
($ 1.6 to $ 3.8)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.9 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 4.5)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.7/cup
($ 1.2 to $ 4.5)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 1)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Trinidad and Tobago: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Trinidad and Tobago costs 22% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 28/night
( $ 28)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 102/night
($ 75 to $ 132)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 137/night
($ 90 to $ 201)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 216/night
($ 180 to $ 271)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 194/night
( $ 194)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 157/month
($ 84 to $ 279)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 194/month
($ 143 to $ 247)

18% 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
$ 128/month
($ 100 to $ 156)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 226/month
($ 150 to $ 305)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Trinidad and Tobago: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Trinidad and Tobago costs 17% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2.3)

117% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2/500g
($ 1.6 to $ 2.4)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.5)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.2/12 eggs
($ 2.7 to $ 3.8)

37% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.1/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 15)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.5/kg
($ 5.3 to $ 8.6)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 3.7/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 6.7)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 5.3)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.9/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 5.3)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.9)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.4/salad
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 6.8/kg
($ 3.8 to $ 12)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Trinidad and Tobago: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Trinidad and Tobago costs 34% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.1/ticket
($ 0.7 to $ 2.3)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 40/month
($ 22 to $ 76)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

7% 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)
$ 1
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 48/24hrs
($ 29 to $ 95)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Trinidad and Tobago: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Trinidad and Tobago costs 39% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 54/month
($ 35 to $ 91)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

42% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 52/month
($ 36 to $ 76)

23% 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)
$ 544/month
($ 377 to $ 904)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1391
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 367/month
($ 272 to $ 527)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1112
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1069/month
($ 678 to $ 1807)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2230
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 717/month
($ 527 to $ 1130)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1762
Gym
Gym
$ 51/month
($ 39 to $ 61)

29% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 225/month
($ 121 to $ 876)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 964
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6695/yr
($ 2259 to $ 19899)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16769

Trinidad and Tobago: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Trinidad and Tobago costs 43% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7.5/ticket
($ 6.8 to $ 9.8)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 8.4/hr
($ 3.8 to $ 16)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Trinidad and Tobago: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Trinidad and Tobago is 5% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5.3/pack
($ 4.5 to $ 6.8)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 58
($ 32 to $ 91)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 44
($ 20 to $ 69)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 107
($ 61 to $ 151)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 84
($ 46 to $ 151)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 100

Plane ticket budget

London → Port Of Spain
London → Port Of Spain
London → Port Of Spain
$ 1181
(fair price: $ 809)
New York City → Port Of Spain
New York City → Port Of Spain
New York City → Port Of Spain
$ 553
(fair price: $ 457)
Toronto (Ontario) → Port Of Spain
Toronto (Ontario) → Port Of Spain
Toronto (Ontario) → Port Of Spain
$ 490
(fair price: $ 415)
Manchester → Port Of Spain
Manchester → Port Of Spain
Manchester → Port Of Spain
$ 1188
(fair price: $ 998)
Montreal → Port Of Spain
Montreal → Port Of Spain
Montreal → Port Of Spain
$ 567
(fair price: $ 461)
Los Angeles → Port Of Spain
Los Angeles  → Port Of Spain
Los Angeles  → Port Of Spain
$ 729
(fair price: $ 562)
Dublin → Port Of Spain
Dublin → Port Of Spain
Dublin → Port Of Spain
$ 1065
(fair price: $ 843)
Edinburgh → Port Of Spain
Edinburgh → Port Of Spain
Edinburgh → Port Of Spain
$ 1191
(fair price: $ 962)

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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 23-09-2020.

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