Cost of living in Barbados

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 23 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 8 Bds$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 18 Bds$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7 Bds$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3.67 Bds$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 5.27 Bds$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 35 Bds$
2 liters of Coca-Cola 6.00 Bds$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.38 Bds$
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,255 Bds$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,727 Bds$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 233 Bds$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,503 Bds$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 938 Bds$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 150 Bds$
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 88 Bds$
40” flat screen TV 1,261 Bds$
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 188 Bds$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 48 Bds$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 10 Bds$
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 169 Bds$
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 154 Bds$
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 267 Bds$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 250 Bds$
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 77,990 Bds$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3.03 Bds$
Monthly ticket public transport 107 Bds$
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 27 Bds$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 80 Bds$
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 84 Bds$
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 36 Bds$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 11 Bds$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 15 Bds$
4 rolls of toilet paper 9 Bds$
Tube of toothpaste 9 Bds$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 35 Bds$
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 100 Bds$
2 tickets to the movies 31 Bds$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 79 Bds$
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 276 Bds$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 14 Bds$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5.67 Bds$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8 Bds$
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,600 Bds$
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.73 Bds$
1 month of gym membership in business district 203 Bds$
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 16 Bds$

Map of Cost of Living in Barbados

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This map shows only the top cities in Barbados. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

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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