Cost of living in Trinidad and Tobago

Summary of cost of living in Trinidad and Tobago

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 25,136 TT$
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 12,048 TT$
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 46 TT$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 42 TT$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 24 TT$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 15 TT$
12 eggs, large 30 TT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 32 TT$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 30 TT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 36 TT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 9 TT$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 21 TT$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 159 TT$
2 liters of coca-cola 13 TT$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 10 TT$
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 9,651 TT$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 5,733 TT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 850 TT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 6,000 TT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 4,000 TT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 450 TT$
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 341 TT$
40” flat screen tv 3,800 TT$
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 913 TT$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 71 TT$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 40 TT$
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 450 TT$
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 300 TT$
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,062 TT$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 926 TT$
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 185,266 TT$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6 TT$
Monthly ticket public transport 379 TT$
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 34 TT$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 305 TT$
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 400 TT$
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 50 TT$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 38 TT$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 48 TT$
4 rolls of toilet paper 13 TT$
Tube of toothpaste 40 TT$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 80 TT$
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 700 TT$
2 tickets to the movies 110 TT$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 240 TT$
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 704 TT$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 65 TT$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 28 TT$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 32 TT$
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,000 TT$
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.19 TT$
1 month of gym membership in business district 366 TT$
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Map of Cost of Living in Trinidad and Tobago

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This map shows only the top cities in Trinidad and Tobago. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
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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
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

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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  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Port of Spain costs 32 TT$ (4 days ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in Port of Spain costs 250 TT$ (4 days ago)
  • Utilities (studio), monthly for 1 person in 45 m2 in Port of Spain costs 450 TT$ (4 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Port of Spain costs 4,000 TT$ (4 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Port of Spain costs 6,000 TT$ (4 days ago)

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