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: 21,756 TT$
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 9,931 TT$
  • Cost of living in Port of Spain is more expensive than in 90% of cities in Latin America (5 out of 42)
  • Cost of living in Port of Spain is cheaper than in 50% of cities in the World (134 out of 266)
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List of prices in Port of Spain
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 49 TT$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 42 TT$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 21 TT$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 12 TT$
12 eggs, large 27 TT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 22 TT$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 28 TT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 26 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 131 TT$
2 liters of coca-cola 10 TT$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 12 TT$
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 7,582 TT$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 4,420 TT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 542 TT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 5,047 TT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 2,824 TT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 379 TT$
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 283 TT$
40” flat screen tv 3,689 TT$
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 909 TT$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 105 TT$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 30 TT$
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 406 TT$
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 342 TT$
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 772 TT$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 604 TT$
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 244,350 TT$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.15 TT$
Monthly ticket public transport 371 TT$
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 42 TT$
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 39 TT$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 159 TT$
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 303 TT$
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 27 TT$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 30 TT$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 45 TT$
4 rolls of toilet paper 14 TT$
Tube of toothpaste 17 TT$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 60 TT$
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 313 TT$
2 tickets to the movies 97 TT$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 305 TT$
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 751 TT$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 50 TT$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 27 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) 1.28 TT$
1 month of gym membership in business district 355 TT$
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 39 TT$
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 31 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 28, 2022

Port of Spain position in our World Ranking

the world
134th
out of 266
latin america
5th
out of 42

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

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3rd
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3rd
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3rd
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3rd

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