Cost of living in Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district EC$35
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) EC$25
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast -
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk -
12 eggs, large EC$11
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes -
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese -
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples -
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes -
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket EC$3.75
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola EC$9
Bread for 2 people for 1 day EC$4.45
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area EC$3,941
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area EC$1,236
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area EC$1,300
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area EC$800
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio EC$170
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) EC$164
40” flat screen TV EC$2,500
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) EC$800
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) EC$40
Hourly rate for cleaning help EC$22
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) EC$100
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) -
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) EC$338
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes EC$150
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new EC$125,455
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas EC$2.56
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) EC$100
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) EC$6
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper -
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city EC$20
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub EC$40
2 tickets to the movies EC$48
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert EC$106
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) EC$4.00
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district -
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes -
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 47 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: February 02, 2018.

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