Cost of living in Trinidad and Tobago

Summary of cost of living in Trinidad and Tobago

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 23,450 TT$
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 11,040 TT$
  • Trinidad and Tobago is the 4th most expensive country in Latin America (4 out of 17)
  • Cost of living in Trinidad and Tobago is more expensive than in 64% of countries in the World (35 out of 94)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 52 TT$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 42 TT$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 24 TT$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 13 TT$
12 eggs, large 28 TT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 22 TT$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 25 TT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 36 TT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 9 TT$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 12 TT$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 121 TT$
2 liters of coca-cola 11 TT$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 12 TT$
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 8,566 TT$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 5,337 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 5,057 TT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 2,792 TT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 220 TT$
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 341 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 40 TT$
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 351 TT$
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 300 TT$
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 897 TT$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 695 TT$
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 198,896 TT$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.13 TT$
Monthly ticket public transport 379 TT$
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 25 TT$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 305 TT$
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 700 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.) 33 TT$
4 rolls of toilet paper 13 TT$
Tube of toothpaste 40 TT$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 80 TT$
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 700 TT$
2 tickets to the movies 97 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 737 TT$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 40 TT$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 27 TT$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 12 TT$
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,000 TT$
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.19 TT$
1 month of gym membership in business district 366 TT$
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 46 TT$

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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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