Cost of living in Haiti

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district -
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) -
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 63 Gourde
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 72 Gourde
12 eggs, large 12 Gourde
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 33 Gourde
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola -
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 72 Gourde
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 430,000 Gourde
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 207,550 Gourde
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 802 Gourde
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 21,858 Gourde
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 20,000 Gourde
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) -
40” flat screen TV -
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 10,000 Gourde
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) -
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 830,000 Gourde
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas -
Monthly ticket public transport 1,135 Gourde
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
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 -
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub -
2 tickets to the movies -
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 -
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
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 -

Map of Cost of Living in Haiti

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This map shows only the top cities in Haiti. 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.

List of all cities available in Haiti

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