Cost of living in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Summary of cost of living in Port of Spain

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 21,046 TT$
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 9,125 TT$
  • Port of Spain is the 4th most expensive city in Latin America (4 out of 47)
  • Cost of living in Port of Spain is cheaper than in 55% of cities in the World (154 out of 282)

List of prices in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 41 TT$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 42 TT$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 22 TT$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 12 TT$
12 eggs, large 27 TT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 18 TT$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 40 TT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 20 TT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 8 TT$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 11 TT$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 150 TT$
2 liters of coca-cola 10 TT$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 11 TT$
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 6,258 TT$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 4,022 TT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 660 TT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 5,685 TT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 2,933 TT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 427 TT$
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 252 TT$
40” flat screen tv 3,862 TT$
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,056 TT$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 105 TT$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 32 TT$
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 467 TT$
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 387 TT$
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 717 TT$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 635 TT$
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 249,632 TT$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.15 TT$
Monthly ticket public transport 424 TT$
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 46 TT$
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 39 TT$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 115 TT$
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 297 TT$
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 28 TT$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 31 TT$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 44 TT$
4 rolls of toilet paper 14 TT$
Tube of toothpaste 18 TT$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 54 TT$
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 301 TT$
2 tickets to the movies 97 TT$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 292 TT$
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 665 TT$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 52 TT$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 31 TT$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 14 TT$
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 4,120 TT$
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.27 TT$
1 month of gym membership in business district 354 TT$
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 36 TT$
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 297 prices entered by 18 different people.
Latest price update: January 28, 2020

Port of Spain position in our World Ranking

the world
154th
out of 282
latin america
4th
out of 47

Cheapest and most expensive products in Port of Spain compared to other cities:

latin america
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latin america
2nd
latin america
2nd
latin america
3rd
latin america
3rd
latin america
3rd

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