Whether you're living in Haiti 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

55,000 HTG

average per month

14,000 HTG

Range

120,000 HTG

100,000 HTG

average per month

21,000 HTG

Range

160,000 HTG

160,000 HTG

average per month

48,000 HTG

Range

250,000 HTG

41,000 HTG

average per month

6,900 HTG

Range

89,000 HTG

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

The average monthly expenses for a single person living in Haiti is 55,000 HTG. Expenses can range from 14,000 HTG at the minimum level to 120,000 HTG at the highest end.

The average monthly spending of couples in Haiti is 100,000 HTG. Expenditure can range from 21,000 HTG to 160,000 HTG per month.

The average cost of living for families in Haiti is 160,000 HTG per month. Families spend anywhere from 48,000 HTG to 250,000 HTG.

The average monthly expenditure for students in Haiti is 41,000 HTG. Students spend from 6,900 HTG to 89,000 HTG 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

14 HTG

14 HTG

14 HTG

combo meal

140 HTG

98 HTG

230 HTG

meal for one

460 HTG

360 HTG

570 HTG

meal for one

1,100 HTG

760 HTG

1,400 HTG

Soft Drink

11 HTG

11 HTG

11 HTG

or latte

92 HTG

57 HTG

140 HTG

large bottle

69 HTG

57 HTG

76 HTG

bread

9.8 HTG

8.6 HTG

11 HTG

eggs

69 HTG

57 HTG

86 HTG

chicken

160 HTG

120 HTG

200 HTG

1 kg or 1 lb

180 HTG

150 HTG

230 HTG

1 kg or 1 lb

98 HTG

86 HTG

110 HTG

1 kg or 1 lb

46 HTG

38 HTG

57 HTG

1 kg or 1 lb

49 HTG

43 HTG

53 HTG

1 kg or 1 lb

47 HTG

42 HTG

53 HTG

taxi ride

69 HTG

57 HTG

140 HTG

full tank

460 HTG

340 HTG

910 HTG

1-day rental

460 HTG

340 HTG

690 HTG

price

340,000 HTG

170,000 HTG

460,000 HTG

one way

17 HTG

11 HTG

34 HTG

Service

690 HTG

460 HTG

1,400 HTG

and water bill

3,300 HTG

820 HTG

7,000 HTG

and water bill

4,100 HTG

1,000 HTG

8,200 HTG

and water bill

6,600 HTG

1,400 HTG

7,400 HTG

and cable

690 HTG

340 HTG

910 HTG

charges

460 HTG

270 HTG

1,400 HTG

ticket

230 HTG

170 HTG

340 HTG

membership

690 HTG

550 HTG

1,400 HTG

or pants

570 HTG

400 HTG

860 HTG

dress

530 HTG

380 HTG

1,700 HTG

shoes

490 HTG

360 HTG

1,100 HTG

shoes

380 HTG

310 HTG

760 HTG

suit

430 HTG

340 HTG

2,300 HTG

t-shirt

230 HTG

170 HTG

690 HTG

apartment

8,600 HTG

5,700 HTG

23,000 HTG

apartment

14,000 HTG

8,600 HTG

34,000 HTG

apartment

17,000 HTG

11,000 HTG

46,000 HTG

apartment

1,700,000 HTG

1,100,000 HTG

3,400,000 HTG

apartment

2,300,000 HTG

1,400,000 HTG

8,600,000 HTG

apartment

6,900,000 HTG

2,300,000 HTG

14,000,000 HTG

Bed

8,600 HTG

6,900 HTG

11,000 HTG

Bed

6,900 HTG

4,600 HTG

8,600 HTG

Bed

5,300 HTG

4,000 HTG

6,900 HTG

Room

9,800 HTG

7,600 HTG

34,000 HTG

Table

4,600 HTG

3,400 HTG

8,600 HTG

or Couch

6,200 HTG

4,600 HTG

14,000 HTG

Set

6,900 HTG

4,600 HTG

14,000 HTG

or Freezer

6,200 HTG

4,000 HTG

8,600 HTG

Machine

7,600 HTG

5,300 HTG

14,000 HTG

or Cooker

6,200 HTG

4,900 HTG

8,600 HTG

Phone

6,900 HTG

5,700 HTG

9,800 HTG

or Computer

7,600 HTG

6,200 HTG

14,000 HTG

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 Haiti

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

LOW | 4,900 HTG |

AVERAGE | 20,000 HTG |

HIGH | 42,000 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 820 HTG |

AVERAGE | 3,300 HTG |

HIGH | 7,000 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 1,100 HTG |

AVERAGE | 4,400 HTG |

HIGH | 9,300 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 2,200 HTG |

AVERAGE | 8,800 HTG |

HIGH | 19,000 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 1,200 HTG |

AVERAGE | 4,900 HTG |

HIGH | 10,000 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 690 HTG |

AVERAGE | 2,700 HTG |

HIGH | 5,800 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 270 HTG |

AVERAGE | 1,100 HTG |

HIGH | 2,300 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 2,500 HTG |

AVERAGE | 9,900 HTG |

HIGH | 21,000 HTG |

Per Month |

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

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

LOW | 6,800 HTG |

AVERAGE | 34,000 HTG |

HIGH | 54,000 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 1,000 HTG |

AVERAGE | 4,100 HTG |

HIGH | 8,200 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 2,500 HTG |

AVERAGE | 12,000 HTG |

HIGH | 20,000 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 2,900 HTG |

AVERAGE | 14,000 HTG |

HIGH | 23,000 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 2,300 HTG |

AVERAGE | 11,000 HTG |

HIGH | 18,000 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 1,200 HTG |

AVERAGE | 6,200 HTG |

HIGH | 9,900 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 410 HTG |

AVERAGE | 2,100 HTG |

HIGH | 3,300 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 3,500 HTG |

AVERAGE | 17,000 HTG |

HIGH | 28,000 HTG |

Per Month |

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

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

LOW | 15,000 HTG |

AVERAGE | 53,000 HTG |

HIGH | 79,000 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 1,400 HTG |

AVERAGE | 6,600 HTG |

HIGH | 7,400 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 3,800 HTG |

AVERAGE | 13,000 HTG |

HIGH | 20,000 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 8,600 HTG |

AVERAGE | 30,000 HTG |

HIGH | 44,000 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 3,800 HTG |

AVERAGE | 13,000 HTG |

HIGH | 20,000 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 2,400 HTG |

AVERAGE | 8,200 HTG |

HIGH | 12,000 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 6,700 HTG |

AVERAGE | 23,000 HTG |

HIGH | 35,000 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 5,800 HTG |

AVERAGE | 20,000 HTG |

HIGH | 30,000 HTG |

Per Month |

StudentCost of living and expense breaks for students in Haiti

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

LOW | 1,600 HTG |

AVERAGE | 9,900 HTG |

HIGH | 21,000 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 270 HTG |

AVERAGE | 1,600 HTG |

HIGH | 3,600 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 480 HTG |

AVERAGE | 2,900 HTG |

HIGH | 6,200 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 1,400 HTG |

AVERAGE | 8,200 HTG |

HIGH | 18,000 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 410 HTG |

AVERAGE | 2,500 HTG |

HIGH | 5,400 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 340 HTG |

AVERAGE | 2,100 HTG |

HIGH | 4,500 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 1,300 HTG |

AVERAGE | 7,800 HTG |

HIGH | 17,000 HTG |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 1,000 HTG |

AVERAGE | 6,200 HTG |

HIGH | 13,000 HTG |

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 Haiti typically spend from 26% to 39% of their total monthly expenditure on housing with 31% being the average. The average spend on housing is 29,000 HTG with expenditure ranging from 7,200 HTG and 49,000 HTG. 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 Haiti ranges from 2% to 8% of total expenses with 5% being the the average. The average monthly cost of utilities is 3,900 HTG with 890 HTG and 6,600 HTG 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 2,000 HTG to 14,000 HTG on commuting with 8,200 HTG 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 Haiti is 15,000 HTG. The cost of groceries can range between 3,800 HTG to 26,000 HTG. People spend on average about 17% on food and groceries with upper and lower bounds of 11% and 17% respectively.

People in Haiti 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 1,900 HTG to 13,000 HTG with 8,000 HTG 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 1,200 HTG to 8,100 HTG with 4,800 HTG 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 8,500 HTG per month with 2,200 HTG being the minimum spent amount and 14,000 HTG being the maximum.