Cost of living in Trinidad and Tobago

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 50 TT$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 43 TT$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 28 TT$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 13 TT$
12 eggs, large 27 TT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 19 TT$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 58 TT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 21 TT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 8 TT$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 13 TT$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 157 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 10,335 TT$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 7,017 TT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 711 TT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 4,920 TT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 2,749 TT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 534 TT$
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 298 TT$
40” flat screen TV 3,915 TT$
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,274 TT$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 108 TT$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 36 TT$
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 428 TT$
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 367 TT$
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 892 TT$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 784 TT$
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 258,656 TT$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3.78 TT$
Monthly ticket public transport 292 TT$
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 38 TT$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 95 TT$
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 233 TT$
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 33 TT$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 33 TT$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 54 TT$
4 rolls of toilet paper 15 TT$
Tube of toothpaste 16 TT$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 49 TT$
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 300 TT$
2 tickets to the movies 100 TT$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 258 TT$
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 686 TT$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 58 TT$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 36 TT$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 13 TT$
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 3,657 TT$
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.25 TT$
1 month of gym membership in business district 321 TT$
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 33 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.

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.

Are you moving to Trinidad and Tobago? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

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