Cost of living in Castries, Saint Lucia, Saint Lucia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district EC$36
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) EC$20
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast EC$16
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk EC$8
12 eggs, large EC$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes EC$16
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese EC$11
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples EC$16
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes EC$9
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket EC$4.71
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality EC$36
2 liters of Coca-Cola EC$6
Bread for 2 people for 1 day EC$4.58
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area EC$3,525
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area EC$1,998
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat EC$460
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area EC$1,644
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area EC$1,333
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio EC$270
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) EC$152
40” flat screen TV EC$2,829
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) EC$920
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) EC$45
Hourly rate for cleaning help EC$11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) EC$217
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) EC$151
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) EC$266
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes EC$310
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new EC$98,870
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas EC$3.27
Monthly ticket public transport EC$114
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) EC$87
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) EC$20
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) EC$124
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) EC$12
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) EC$18
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) EC$15
4 rolls of toilet paper EC$7
Tube of toothpaste EC$12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city EC$23
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub EC$105
2 tickets to the movies EC$36
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) EC$127
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert EC$263
1 cocktail drink in downtown club EC$14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city EC$12
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) EC$7
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) EC$1.00
1 month of gym membership in business district EC$183
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes EC$15
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 35 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: October 22, 2018.

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