Whether you're living in Cayman Islands or planning to move there, it is very important to know the cost of living and the prices of things. Here we list the average spending for the three main population groups.

All-inclusive

2,600 KYD

average per month

650 KYD

Range

5,500 KYD

4,900 KYD

average per month

980 KYD

Range

7,800 KYD

7,800 KYD

average per month

2,300 KYD

Range

12,000 KYD

2,000 KYD

average per month

330 KYD

Range

4,200 KYD

The figures displayed here are inclusive of everything: housing, travel, groceries, healthcare, etc.

The average monthly expenses for a single person living in Cayman Islands is 2,600 KYD. Expenses can range from 650 KYD at the minimum level to 5,500 KYD at the highest end.

The average monthly spending of couples in Cayman Islands is 4,900 KYD. Expenditure can range from 980 KYD to 7,800 KYD per month.

The average cost of living for families in Cayman Islands is 7,800 KYD per month. Families spend anywhere from 2,300 KYD to 12,000 KYD.

The average monthly expenditure for students in Cayman Islands is 2,000 KYD. Students spend from 330 KYD to 4,200 KYD per month.

Spending behavior can change drastically from one person to another. It is best to consider the minimum, average, and maximum spending together.

of water

0.65 KYD

0.65 KYD

0.65 KYD

combo meal

6.5 KYD

4.7 KYD

11 KYD

meal for one

22 KYD

17 KYD

27 KYD

meal for one

54 KYD

36 KYD

65 KYD

Soft Drink

0.54 KYD

0.54 KYD

0.54 KYD

or latte

4.3 KYD

2.7 KYD

6.5 KYD

large bottle

3.3 KYD

2.7 KYD

3.6 KYD

bread

0.46 KYD

0.41 KYD

0.54 KYD

eggs

3.3 KYD

2.7 KYD

4.1 KYD

chicken

7.6 KYD

5.9 KYD

9.3 KYD

1 kg or 1 lb

8.6 KYD

7.2 KYD

11 KYD

1 kg or 1 lb

4.7 KYD

4.1 KYD

5.4 KYD

1 kg or 1 lb

2.2 KYD

1.8 KYD

2.7 KYD

1 kg or 1 lb

2.3 KYD

2.0 KYD

2.5 KYD

1 kg or 1 lb

2.2 KYD

2.0 KYD

2.5 KYD

taxi ride

3.3 KYD

2.7 KYD

6.5 KYD

full tank

22 KYD

16 KYD

43 KYD

1-day rental

22 KYD

16 KYD

33 KYD

price

16,000 KYD

8,100 KYD

22,000 KYD

one way

0.81 KYD

0.54 KYD

1.6 KYD

Service

33 KYD

22 KYD

65 KYD

and water bill

160 KYD

39 KYD

330 KYD

and water bill

200 KYD

49 KYD

390 KYD

and water bill

310 KYD

68 KYD

350 KYD

and cable

33 KYD

16 KYD

43 KYD

charges

22 KYD

13 KYD

65 KYD

ticket

11 KYD

8.1 KYD

16 KYD

membership

33 KYD

26 KYD

65 KYD

or pants

27 KYD

19 KYD

41 KYD

dress

25 KYD

18 KYD

81 KYD

shoes

23 KYD

17 KYD

54 KYD

shoes

18 KYD

15 KYD

36 KYD

suit

20 KYD

16 KYD

110 KYD

t-shirt

11 KYD

8.1 KYD

33 KYD

apartment

410 KYD

270 KYD

1,100 KYD

apartment

650 KYD

410 KYD

1,600 KYD

apartment

810 KYD

540 KYD

2,200 KYD

apartment

81,000 KYD

54,000 KYD

160,000 KYD

apartment

110,000 KYD

65,000 KYD

410,000 KYD

apartment

330,000 KYD

110,000 KYD

650,000 KYD

Bed

410 KYD

330 KYD

540 KYD

Bed

330 KYD

220 KYD

410 KYD

Bed

250 KYD

190 KYD

330 KYD

Room

460 KYD

360 KYD

1,600 KYD

Table

220 KYD

160 KYD

410 KYD

or Couch

300 KYD

220 KYD

650 KYD

Set

330 KYD

220 KYD

650 KYD

or Freezer

300 KYD

190 KYD

410 KYD

Machine

360 KYD

250 KYD

650 KYD

or Cooker

300 KYD

230 KYD

410 KYD

Phone

330 KYD

270 KYD

460 KYD

or Computer

360 KYD

300 KYD

650 KYD

The percentage figures in this section are percentages of total spending not income. If you would like to see the percentage of expenses as related to income or salary, see additional sections below.

SingleSpending habits, consumption analysis, and expenditure patterns for a single person living in Cayman Islands

36% of total expenses on average (27% to 42%)

LOW | 230 KYD |

AVERAGE | 940 KYD |

HIGH | 2,000 KYD |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 39 KYD |

AVERAGE | 160 KYD |

HIGH | 330 KYD |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (3% to 11%)

LOW | 52 KYD |

AVERAGE | 210 KYD |

HIGH | 440 KYD |

Per Month |

16% of total expenses on average (9% to 22%)

LOW | 100 KYD |

AVERAGE | 420 KYD |

HIGH | 890 KYD |

Per Month |

9% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 59 KYD |

AVERAGE | 230 KYD |

HIGH | 500 KYD |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 33 KYD |

AVERAGE | 130 KYD |

HIGH | 280 KYD |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 13 KYD |

AVERAGE | 52 KYD |

HIGH | 110 KYD |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (15% to 21%)

LOW | 120 KYD |

AVERAGE | 470 KYD |

HIGH | 1,000 KYD |

Per Month |

CoupleAverage monthly living expenditure breaks and spending patterns for couples in Cayman Islands

33% of total expenses on average (30% to 43%)

LOW | 320 KYD |

AVERAGE | 1,600 KYD |

HIGH | 2,600 KYD |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 8%)

LOW | 49 KYD |

AVERAGE | 200 KYD |

HIGH | 390 KYD |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (7% to 15%)

LOW | 120 KYD |

AVERAGE | 590 KYD |

HIGH | 940 KYD |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (7% to 19%)

LOW | 140 KYD |

AVERAGE | 680 KYD |

HIGH | 1,100 KYD |

Per Month |

11% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 110 KYD |

AVERAGE | 540 KYD |

HIGH | 860 KYD |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 10%)

LOW | 59 KYD |

AVERAGE | 290 KYD |

HIGH | 470 KYD |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 20 KYD |

AVERAGE | 98 KYD |

HIGH | 160 KYD |

Per Month |

17% of total expenses on average (14% to 20%)

LOW | 170 KYD |

AVERAGE | 830 KYD |

HIGH | 1,300 KYD |

Per Month |

FamilyAverage monthly expenses and break out of spending for families living in Cayman Islands

32% of total expenses on average (27% to 38%)

LOW | 730 KYD |

AVERAGE | 2,500 KYD |

HIGH | 3,700 KYD |

Per Month |

3% of total expenses on average (2% to 7%)

LOW | 68 KYD |

AVERAGE | 310 KYD |

HIGH | 350 KYD |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (5% to 10%)

LOW | 180 KYD |

AVERAGE | 620 KYD |

HIGH | 940 KYD |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (12% to 23%)

LOW | 410 KYD |

AVERAGE | 1,400 KYD |

HIGH | 2,100 KYD |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (6% to 12%)

LOW | 180 KYD |

AVERAGE | 620 KYD |

HIGH | 940 KYD |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 110 KYD |

AVERAGE | 390 KYD |

HIGH | 590 KYD |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (11% to 18%)

LOW | 320 KYD |

AVERAGE | 1,100 KYD |

HIGH | 1,600 KYD |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (8% to 15%)

LOW | 270 KYD |

AVERAGE | 940 KYD |

HIGH | 1,400 KYD |

Per Month |

StudentCost of living and expense breaks for students in Cayman Islands

24% of total expenses on average (18% to 31%)

LOW | 78 KYD |

AVERAGE | 470 KYD |

HIGH | 1,000 KYD |

Per Month |

4% of total expenses on average (3% to 7%)

LOW | 13 KYD |

AVERAGE | 78 KYD |

HIGH | 170 KYD |

Per Month |

7% of total expenses on average (5% to 9%)

LOW | 23 KYD |

AVERAGE | 140 KYD |

HIGH | 300 KYD |

Per Month |

20% of total expenses on average (16% to 24%)

LOW | 65 KYD |

AVERAGE | 390 KYD |

HIGH | 850 KYD |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 9%)

LOW | 20 KYD |

AVERAGE | 120 KYD |

HIGH | 250 KYD |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 16 KYD |

AVERAGE | 98 KYD |

HIGH | 210 KYD |

Per Month |

19% of total expenses on average (17% to 24%)

LOW | 62 KYD |

AVERAGE | 370 KYD |

HIGH | 800 KYD |

Per Month |

15% of total expenses on average (12% to 17%)

LOW | 49 KYD |

AVERAGE | 290 KYD |

HIGH | 630 KYD |

Per Month |

This section breaks down and compares expenses for all population groups: singles, couples, students, and families. If you want to see details for a specific group, please see the previous section. We asked thousands of people about their spending habits and expenditure breaks. Below are the results.

People living in Cayman Islands typically spend from 26% to 39% of their total monthly expenditure on housing with 31% being the average. The average spend on housing is 1,400 KYD with expenditure ranging from 340 KYD and 2,300 KYD. This cost mainly goes for rent but it also includes other accommodation-related expenses. Housing costs are highest for families and lowest for students as expected.

On average, utility expenditure like electricity, water, and gas in Cayman Islands ranges from 2% to 8% of total expenses with 5% being the the average. The average monthly cost of utilities is 190 KYD with 42 KYD and 310 KYD being the upper and lower limits.

Fuel consumption and cost of transport depend heavily on whether you live near your work or school, but roughly speaking you would expect to spend from 94 KYD to 650 KYD on commuting with 390 KYD being the norm for most people in one month. This means that money spent on transport constitutes about 9% of total spending on average but can go as low as 5% or as high as 11%.

The average outlay on groceries in a month in Cayman Islands is 720 KYD. The cost of groceries can range between 180 KYD to 1,200 KYD. People spend on average about 17% on food and groceries with upper and lower bounds of 11% and 17% respectively.

People in Cayman Islands allocate 5% to 12% of their total monthly expenditure to healthcare including health insurance and out-of-pocket medical expenses. The average spending is around 9%. The range of medical expenses range from 92 KYD to 640 KYD with 380 KYD being the norm.

This category mostly contains discretionary or non-essential expenses but also some non-discretionary spending like furniture for example. The monthly expenses range from 55 KYD to 390 KYD with 230 KYD being the average. Speaking of percentages, that equates to 2% to 9% of total expenses with an average of 5% for most residents.

Spending on education can vary drastically between different people. While working singles can spend 0% on education, families and students' expenditure can reach up to 22%. On average, education constitutes 9% of the monthly expenditure with 8% and 13% being the lower and upper bounds respectively. The average reported education cost is 400 KYD per month with 100 KYD being the minimum spent amount and 680 KYD being the maximum.