Cost of living in Bridgetown, Barbados

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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) 16 Bds$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 13 Bds$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 6 Bds$
12 eggs, large 10 Bds$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 9 Bds$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12 Bds$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 9 Bds$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 6 Bds$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4.94 Bds$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 32 Bds$
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.88 Bds$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3.07 Bds$
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,377 Bds$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,011 Bds$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 228 Bds$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,623 Bds$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 933 Bds$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 145 Bds$
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 133 Bds$
40” flat screen TV 1,644 Bds$
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 306 Bds$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 37 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) 141 Bds$
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 250 Bds$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 246 Bds$
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 81,671 Bds$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3.25 Bds$
Monthly ticket public transport 97 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) 22 Bds$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 48 Bds$
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 85 Bds$
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 28 Bds$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 9 Bds$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 14 Bds$
4 rolls of toilet paper 8 Bds$
Tube of toothpaste 7 Bds$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 27 Bds$
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 96 Bds$
2 tickets to the movies 33 Bds$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 72 Bds$
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 220 Bds$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 15 Bds$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10 Bds$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 7 Bds$
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,342 Bds$
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.66 Bds$
1 month of gym membership in business district 164 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 206 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: July 16, 2018.

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