Cost of living in Nassau, Bahamas

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district B$16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) B$8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast B$5.32
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk B$2.28
12 eggs, large B$3.90
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes B$4.53
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese B$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples B$3.72
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes B$3.16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket B$3.34
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality B$19
2 liters of Coca-Cola B$3.32
Bread for 2 people for 1 day B$3.17
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area B$2,324
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area B$1,236
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat B$323
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area B$1,783
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area B$1,042
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio B$373
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) B$49
40” flat screen TV B$898
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) B$237
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) B$14
Hourly rate for cleaning help B$10
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) B$71
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) B$57
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) B$128
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes B$119
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new B$30,371
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas B$1.15
Monthly ticket public transport B$76
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) B$32
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) B$10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) B$18
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) B$93
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) B$10
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) B$6
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) B$7
4 rolls of toilet paper B$4.81
Tube of toothpaste B$4.12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city B$19
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub B$77
2 tickets to the movies B$22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) B$40
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert B$132
1 cocktail drink in downtown club B$11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city B$5.73
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) B$4.70
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB B$499
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) B$0.44
1 month of gym membership in business district B$87
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes B$8
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 177 prices entered by 20 different people.
Latest price update: May 22, 2018.

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