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: 21,175 TT$
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 9,239 TT$
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List of prices in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 51 TT$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 40 TT$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 25 TT$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 12 TT$
12 eggs, large 26 TT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 17 TT$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 33 TT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 23 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 144 TT$
2 liters of coca-cola 10 TT$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 12 TT$
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 6,418 TT$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 4,060 TT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 498 TT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 5,454 TT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 2,947 TT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 379 TT$
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 237 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 29 TT$
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 438 TT$
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 366 TT$
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 712 TT$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 533 TT$
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 257,874 TT$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.13 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) 41 TT$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 159 TT$
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 297 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.) 44 TT$
4 rolls of toilet paper 13 TT$
Tube of toothpaste 17 TT$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 56 TT$
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 291 TT$
2 tickets to the movies 91 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 735 TT$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 46 TT$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 30 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 371 TT$
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 39 TT$
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 141 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: February 27, 2021

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