Cost of Living in Barbados

Summary of cost of living in Barbados, Barbados:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 45.00 Bds$ 20.00-55.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 225.00 Bds$ 200.00-250.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 21.00 Bds$ 19.99-27.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 Bds$ 3.50-7.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 Bds$ 6.00-12.00
Cappuccino (regular) 8.75 Bds$ 3.49-12.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.67 Bds$ 2.50-4.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.66 Bds$ 2.00-4.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 28.48 Bds$ 22.71-30.28
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 5.05 Bds$ 2.72-7.26
Rice (white), (1 lb) 4.60 Bds$ 2.27-6.80
Eggs (regular) (12) 12.56 Bds$ 6.00-14.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.62 Bds$ 4.54-18.14
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.64 Bds$ 5.44-13.61
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 12.32 Bds$ 8.16-15.88
Apples (1 lb) 4.31 Bds$ 1.15-6.00
Banana (1 lb) 3.05 Bds$ 2.25-5.44
Oranges (1 lb) 4.39 Bds$ 1.15-6.35
Tomato (1 lb) 4.99 Bds$ 0.91-6.35
Potato (1 lb) 3.48 Bds$ 1.13-6.80
Onion (1 lb) 3.93 Bds$ 1.81-5.44
Lettuce (1 head) 7.64 Bds$ 4.00-10.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 5.67 Bds$ 5.00-8.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 39.00 Bds$ 25.00-60.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.46 Bds$ 3.25-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.08 Bds$ 5.00-10.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 Bds$ 15.00-22.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 Bds$ 3.00-3.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 Bds$ 150.00-170.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 Bds$ 15.00-25.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 14.00 Bds$ 8.05-14.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 80.00 Bds$ 45.00-100.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 15.65 Bds$ 14.95-18.28
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 95,000.00 Bds$ 90,000.00-100,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 95,000.00 Bds$ 90,000.00-100,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 339.84 Bds$ 159.38-610.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 100.00 Bds$ 80.00-100.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 156.00 Bds$ 120.00-250.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 170.00 Bds$ 100.00-240.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 35.00 Bds$ 30.00-40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 Bds$ 16.00-20.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 535.00 Bds$ 400.00-670.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child ?
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 144.17 Bds$ 85.00-220.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 108.00 Bds$ 50.00-180.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 331.25 Bds$ 90.00-400.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 242.50 Bds$ 110.00-300.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,603.03 Bds$ 1,100.00-2,618.18
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 925.00 Bds$ 800.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,037.78 Bds$ 2,200.00-6,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,283.33 Bds$ 1,300.00-3,400.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 603.86 Bds$
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 650.32 Bds$
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,166.67 Bds$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.80 4.00-11.00

Prices in Barbados

This city had 109 entries in the past 12 months by 14 different contributors.
Last update: February 2024
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3 Comments so far
Dwayne on Nov 28, 2023:
Agreed with Kizze. These numbers are very off. How can it cost $9K BB to live there but the average pay is less than $2k BB.
Anonymous on Oct 15, 2021:
I want to live in Barbados.
Can someone please help me out with answers to all my questions?
Kizze on Jun 22, 2021:
Clearly the person who collated this data has never lived in Barbados and I’m pleased to say that information is total hog wash. I live in a family of five and we have never spent that amount of money to live in any month. And we don’t pay rent. Most people in Barbados don’t buy coffee to drink at work. They either make it at home or make it work so it costs less than $8.00. Buying a coffee drink is a treat not an everyday thing. A lot of the things included in this number Bajan’s don't do.