Cost of living in Trinidad and Tobago

Summary of cost of living in Trinidad and Tobago

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 21,390 TT$
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 9,447 TT$
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 51 TT$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 41 TT$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 25 TT$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 12 TT$
12 eggs, large 28 TT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 19 TT$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 29 TT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 38 TT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 11 TT$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 11 TT$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 167 TT$
2 liters of coca-cola 11 TT$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 11 TT$
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 6,849 TT$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 4,120 TT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 361 TT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 5,519 TT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 2,528 TT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 220 TT$
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 205 TT$
40” flat screen tv 3,359 TT$
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 913 TT$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 71 TT$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 30 TT$
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 302 TT$
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 222 TT$
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 644 TT$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 222 TT$
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 228,572 TT$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.29 TT$
Monthly ticket public transport 431 TT$
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 77 TT$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 305 TT$
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 300 TT$
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 12 TT$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 30 TT$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 30 TT$
4 rolls of toilet paper 10 TT$
Tube of toothpaste 12 TT$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 53 TT$
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 393 TT$
2 tickets to the movies 74 TT$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 500 TT$
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,152 TT$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 49 TT$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 30 TT$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 15 TT$
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,000 TT$
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.86 TT$
1 month of gym membership in business district 397 TT$
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 46 TT$

Map of Cost of Living in Trinidad and Tobago

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