Whether you're living in Dominica 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

1,200 XCD

average per month

300 XCD

Range

2,500 XCD

2,200 XCD

average per month

450 XCD

Range

3,600 XCD

3,600 XCD

average per month

1,000 XCD

Range

5,400 XCD

900 XCD

average per month

150 XCD

Range

1,900 XCD

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

The average monthly expenses for a single person living in Dominica is 1,200 XCD. Expenses can range from 300 XCD at the minimum level to 2,500 XCD at the highest end.

The average monthly spending of couples in Dominica is 2,200 XCD. Expenditure can range from 450 XCD to 3,600 XCD per month.

The average cost of living for families in Dominica is 3,600 XCD per month. Families spend anywhere from 1,000 XCD to 5,400 XCD.

The average monthly expenditure for students in Dominica is 900 XCD. Students spend from 150 XCD to 1,900 XCD 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

0.30 XCD

0.30 XCD

0.30 XCD

combo meal

3.0 XCD

2.1 XCD

5.0 XCD

meal for one

10.0 XCD

7.9 XCD

12 XCD

meal for one

25 XCD

17 XCD

30 XCD

Soft Drink

0.25 XCD

0.25 XCD

0.25 XCD

or latte

2.0 XCD

1.3 XCD

3.0 XCD

large bottle

1.5 XCD

1.3 XCD

1.7 XCD

bread

0.21 XCD

0.19 XCD

0.25 XCD

eggs

1.5 XCD

1.3 XCD

1.9 XCD

chicken

3.5 XCD

2.7 XCD

4.3 XCD

1 kg or 1 lb

3.9 XCD

3.3 XCD

5.0 XCD

1 kg or 1 lb

2.1 XCD

1.9 XCD

2.5 XCD

1 kg or 1 lb

1.0 XCD

0.83 XCD

1.3 XCD

1 kg or 1 lb

1.1 XCD

0.94 XCD

1.2 XCD

1 kg or 1 lb

1.0 XCD

0.91 XCD

1.2 XCD

taxi ride

1.5 XCD

1.3 XCD

3.0 XCD

full tank

10.0 XCD

7.5 XCD

20 XCD

1-day rental

10.0 XCD

7.5 XCD

15 XCD

price

7,500 XCD

3,700 XCD

10,000 XCD

one way

0.37 XCD

0.25 XCD

0.75 XCD

Service

15 XCD

10.0 XCD

30 XCD

and water bill

72 XCD

18 XCD

150 XCD

and water bill

90 XCD

22 XCD

180 XCD

and water bill

140 XCD

31 XCD

160 XCD

and cable

15 XCD

7.5 XCD

20 XCD

charges

10.0 XCD

6.0 XCD

30 XCD

ticket

5.0 XCD

3.8 XCD

7.5 XCD

membership

15 XCD

12 XCD

30 XCD

or pants

12 XCD

8.8 XCD

19 XCD

dress

12 XCD

8.3 XCD

37 XCD

shoes

11 XCD

7.9 XCD

25 XCD

shoes

8.3 XCD

6.8 XCD

17 XCD

suit

9.4 XCD

7.5 XCD

50 XCD

t-shirt

5.0 XCD

3.8 XCD

15 XCD

apartment

190 XCD

120 XCD

500 XCD

apartment

300 XCD

190 XCD

750 XCD

apartment

370 XCD

250 XCD

1,000 XCD

apartment

37,000 XCD

25,000 XCD

75,000 XCD

apartment

50,000 XCD

30,000 XCD

190,000 XCD

apartment

150,000 XCD

50,000 XCD

300,000 XCD

Bed

190 XCD

150 XCD

250 XCD

Bed

150 XCD

100 XCD

190 XCD

Bed

120 XCD

88 XCD

150 XCD

Room

210 XCD

170 XCD

750 XCD

Table

100 XCD

75 XCD

190 XCD

or Couch

140 XCD

100 XCD

300 XCD

Set

150 XCD

100 XCD

300 XCD

or Freezer

140 XCD

88 XCD

190 XCD

Machine

170 XCD

120 XCD

300 XCD

or Cooker

140 XCD

110 XCD

190 XCD

Phone

150 XCD

120 XCD

210 XCD

or Computer

170 XCD

140 XCD

300 XCD

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 Dominica

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

LOW | 110 XCD |

AVERAGE | 430 XCD |

HIGH | 920 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 18 XCD |

AVERAGE | 72 XCD |

HIGH | 150 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 24 XCD |

AVERAGE | 96 XCD |

HIGH | 200 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 48 XCD |

AVERAGE | 190 XCD |

HIGH | 410 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 27 XCD |

AVERAGE | 110 XCD |

HIGH | 230 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 15 XCD |

AVERAGE | 60 XCD |

HIGH | 130 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 6.0 XCD |

AVERAGE | 24 XCD |

HIGH | 51 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 54 XCD |

AVERAGE | 220 XCD |

HIGH | 460 XCD |

Per Month |

CoupleAverage monthly living expenditure breaks and spending patterns for couples in Dominica

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

LOW | 150 XCD |

AVERAGE | 740 XCD |

HIGH | 1,200 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 22 XCD |

AVERAGE | 90 XCD |

HIGH | 180 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 54 XCD |

AVERAGE | 270 XCD |

HIGH | 430 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 63 XCD |

AVERAGE | 310 XCD |

HIGH | 500 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 49 XCD |

AVERAGE | 250 XCD |

HIGH | 400 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 27 XCD |

AVERAGE | 130 XCD |

HIGH | 220 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 9.0 XCD |

AVERAGE | 45 XCD |

HIGH | 72 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 76 XCD |

AVERAGE | 380 XCD |

HIGH | 610 XCD |

Per Month |

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

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

LOW | 340 XCD |

AVERAGE | 1,200 XCD |

HIGH | 1,700 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 31 XCD |

AVERAGE | 140 XCD |

HIGH | 160 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 84 XCD |

AVERAGE | 290 XCD |

HIGH | 430 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 190 XCD |

AVERAGE | 650 XCD |

HIGH | 970 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 84 XCD |

AVERAGE | 290 XCD |

HIGH | 430 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 52 XCD |

AVERAGE | 180 XCD |

HIGH | 270 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 150 XCD |

AVERAGE | 500 XCD |

HIGH | 760 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 130 XCD |

AVERAGE | 430 XCD |

HIGH | 650 XCD |

Per Month |

StudentCost of living and expense breaks for students in Dominica

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

LOW | 36 XCD |

AVERAGE | 220 XCD |

HIGH | 470 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 6.0 XCD |

AVERAGE | 36 XCD |

HIGH | 78 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 10 XCD |

AVERAGE | 63 XCD |

HIGH | 140 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 30 XCD |

AVERAGE | 180 XCD |

HIGH | 390 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 9.0 XCD |

AVERAGE | 54 XCD |

HIGH | 120 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 7.5 XCD |

AVERAGE | 45 XCD |

HIGH | 97 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 28 XCD |

AVERAGE | 170 XCD |

HIGH | 370 XCD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 22 XCD |

AVERAGE | 130 XCD |

HIGH | 290 XCD |

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 Dominica typically spend from 26% to 39% of their total monthly expenditure on housing with 31% being the average. The average spend on housing is 640 XCD with expenditure ranging from 160 XCD and 1,100 XCD. 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 Dominica ranges from 2% to 8% of total expenses with 5% being the the average. The average monthly cost of utilities is 85 XCD with 19 XCD and 140 XCD 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 43 XCD to 300 XCD on commuting with 180 XCD 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 Dominica is 330 XCD. The cost of groceries can range between 82 XCD to 570 XCD. People spend on average about 17% on food and groceries with upper and lower bounds of 11% and 17% respectively.

People in Dominica 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 42 XCD to 290 XCD with 170 XCD 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 25 XCD to 180 XCD with 100 XCD 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 190 XCD per month with 48 XCD being the minimum spent amount and 310 XCD being the maximum.