Cost of living in Bridgetown, Barbados

Summary of cost of living in Bridgetown

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 8,145 Bds$
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 3,630 Bds$
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List of prices in Bridgetown, Barbados. Current as of Jun 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 21 Bds$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 17 Bds$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 10 Bds$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 7 Bds$
12 eggs, large 9 Bds$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 8 Bds$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12 Bds$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 9 Bds$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 7 Bds$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.60 Bds$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 33 Bds$
2 liters of coca-cola 6 Bds$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3.17 Bds$
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 3,008 Bds$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,297 Bds$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 290 Bds$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,838 Bds$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 950 Bds$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 161 Bds$
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 104 Bds$
40” flat screen tv 1,364 Bds$
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 352 Bds$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 34 Bds$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 11 Bds$
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 156 Bds$
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 142 Bds$
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 261 Bds$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 252 Bds$
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 74,507 Bds$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3.58 Bds$
Monthly ticket public transport 100 Bds$
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) 21 Bds$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 53 Bds$
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 89 Bds$
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 28 Bds$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 10 Bds$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 15 Bds$
4 rolls of toilet paper 6 Bds$
Tube of toothpaste 7 Bds$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 22 Bds$
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 89 Bds$
2 tickets to the movies 39 Bds$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 110 Bds$
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 195 Bds$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 14 Bds$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10 Bds$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 5.17 Bds$
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,550 Bds$
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.66 Bds$
1 month of gym membership in business district 143 Bds$
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 15 Bds$
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 56 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: June 23, 2020

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