Cost of living in Cayman Islands

Summary of cost of living in Cayman Islands

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: CI$6,810
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: CI$3,952
  • Cayman Islands is the 2nd most expensive country in Latin America (2 out of 16)
  • Cayman Islands is the 4th most expensive country in the World (4 out of 70)
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district CI$24
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) CI$12
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast CI$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk CI$2.50
12 eggs, large CI$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes CI$8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese CI$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples CI$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes CI$5.10
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket CI$4.29
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality CI$32
2 liters of coca-cola CI$4.56
Bread for 2 people for 1 day CI$3.34
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area CI$3,452
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area CI$2,489
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat CI$430
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area CI$2,145
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area CI$1,428
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio CI$162
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) CI$80
40” flat screen tv CI$429
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) CI$358
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) CI$14
Hourly rate for cleaning help CI$12
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) CI$70
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) CI$70
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) CI$141
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes CI$100
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new CI$8,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas CI$1.30
Monthly ticket public transport -
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) CI$9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) CI$8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) CI$133
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) CI$5.00
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) CI$6
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) CI$6
4 rolls of toilet paper CI$5.00
Tube of toothpaste CI$4.69
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city CI$45
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub CI$84
2 tickets to the movies CI$24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) CI$45
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert CI$130
1 cocktail drink in downtown club CI$15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city CI$7
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) CI$6
Ipad wi-fi 128gb CI$600
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district CI$61
1 package of marlboro cigarettes CI$11

Map of Cost of Living in Cayman Islands


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The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
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What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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