Whether you're living in Trinidad and Tobago 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

7,800 TTD

average per month

2,000 TTD

Range

17,000 TTD

15,000 TTD

average per month

2,900 TTD

Range

24,000 TTD

24,000 TTD

average per month

6,900 TTD

Range

35,000 TTD

5,900 TTD

average per month

980 TTD

Range

13,000 TTD

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

The average monthly expenses for a single person living in Trinidad and Tobago is 7,800 TTD. Expenses can range from 2,000 TTD at the minimum level to 17,000 TTD at the highest end.

The average monthly spending of couples in Trinidad and Tobago is 15,000 TTD. Expenditure can range from 2,900 TTD to 24,000 TTD per month.

The average cost of living for families in Trinidad and Tobago is 24,000 TTD per month. Families spend anywhere from 6,900 TTD to 35,000 TTD.

The average monthly expenditure for students in Trinidad and Tobago is 5,900 TTD. Students spend from 980 TTD to 13,000 TTD 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

2.0 TTD

2.0 TTD

2.0 TTD

combo meal

20 TTD

14 TTD

33 TTD

meal for one

65 TTD

52 TTD

82 TTD

meal for one

160 TTD

110 TTD

200 TTD

Soft Drink

1.6 TTD

1.6 TTD

1.6 TTD

or latte

13 TTD

8.2 TTD

20 TTD

large bottle

9.8 TTD

8.2 TTD

11 TTD

bread

1.4 TTD

1.2 TTD

1.6 TTD

eggs

9.8 TTD

8.2 TTD

12 TTD

chicken

23 TTD

18 TTD

28 TTD

1 kg or 1 lb

26 TTD

22 TTD

33 TTD

1 kg or 1 lb

14 TTD

12 TTD

16 TTD

1 kg or 1 lb

6.5 TTD

5.5 TTD

8.2 TTD

1 kg or 1 lb

7.0 TTD

6.1 TTD

7.5 TTD

1 kg or 1 lb

6.8 TTD

5.9 TTD

7.5 TTD

taxi ride

9.8 TTD

8.2 TTD

20 TTD

full tank

65 TTD

49 TTD

130 TTD

1-day rental

65 TTD

49 TTD

98 TTD

price

49,000 TTD

25,000 TTD

65,000 TTD

one way

2.5 TTD

1.6 TTD

4.9 TTD

Service

98 TTD

65 TTD

200 TTD

and water bill

470 TTD

120 TTD

1,000 TTD

and water bill

590 TTD

150 TTD

1,200 TTD

and water bill

940 TTD

210 TTD

1,100 TTD

and cable

98 TTD

49 TTD

130 TTD

charges

65 TTD

39 TTD

200 TTD

ticket

33 TTD

25 TTD

49 TTD

membership

98 TTD

78 TTD

200 TTD

or pants

82 TTD

58 TTD

120 TTD

dress

75 TTD

54 TTD

250 TTD

shoes

70 TTD

52 TTD

160 TTD

shoes

54 TTD

45 TTD

110 TTD

suit

61 TTD

49 TTD

330 TTD

t-shirt

33 TTD

25 TTD

98 TTD

apartment

1,200 TTD

820 TTD

3,300 TTD

apartment

2,000 TTD

1,200 TTD

4,900 TTD

apartment

2,500 TTD

1,600 TTD

6,500 TTD

apartment

250,000 TTD

160,000 TTD

490,000 TTD

apartment

330,000 TTD

200,000 TTD

1,200,000 TTD

apartment

980,000 TTD

330,000 TTD

2,000,000 TTD

Bed

1,200 TTD

980 TTD

1,600 TTD

Bed

980 TTD

650 TTD

1,200 TTD

Bed

750 TTD

580 TTD

980 TTD

Room

1,400 TTD

1,100 TTD

4,900 TTD

Table

650 TTD

490 TTD

1,200 TTD

or Couch

890 TTD

650 TTD

2,000 TTD

Set

980 TTD

650 TTD

2,000 TTD

or Freezer

890 TTD

580 TTD

1,200 TTD

Machine

1,100 TTD

750 TTD

2,000 TTD

or Cooker

890 TTD

700 TTD

1,200 TTD

Phone

980 TTD

820 TTD

1,400 TTD

or Computer

1,100 TTD

890 TTD

2,000 TTD

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 Trinidad and Tobago

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

LOW | 710 TTD |

AVERAGE | 2,800 TTD |

HIGH | 6,000 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 120 TTD |

AVERAGE | 470 TTD |

HIGH | 1,000 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 160 TTD |

AVERAGE | 630 TTD |

HIGH | 1,300 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 310 TTD |

AVERAGE | 1,300 TTD |

HIGH | 2,700 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 180 TTD |

AVERAGE | 710 TTD |

HIGH | 1,500 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 98 TTD |

AVERAGE | 390 TTD |

HIGH | 830 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 39 TTD |

AVERAGE | 160 TTD |

HIGH | 330 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 350 TTD |

AVERAGE | 1,400 TTD |

HIGH | 3,000 TTD |

Per Month |

CoupleAverage monthly living expenditure breaks and spending patterns for couples in Trinidad and Tobago

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

LOW | 970 TTD |

AVERAGE | 4,900 TTD |

HIGH | 7,800 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 150 TTD |

AVERAGE | 590 TTD |

HIGH | 1,200 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 350 TTD |

AVERAGE | 1,800 TTD |

HIGH | 2,800 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 410 TTD |

AVERAGE | 2,100 TTD |

HIGH | 3,300 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 320 TTD |

AVERAGE | 1,600 TTD |

HIGH | 2,600 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 180 TTD |

AVERAGE | 880 TTD |

HIGH | 1,400 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 59 TTD |

AVERAGE | 290 TTD |

HIGH | 470 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 500 TTD |

AVERAGE | 2,500 TTD |

HIGH | 4,000 TTD |

Per Month |

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

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

LOW | 2,200 TTD |

AVERAGE | 7,500 TTD |

HIGH | 11,000 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 210 TTD |

AVERAGE | 940 TTD |

HIGH | 1,100 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 550 TTD |

AVERAGE | 1,900 TTD |

HIGH | 2,800 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 1,200 TTD |

AVERAGE | 4,200 TTD |

HIGH | 6,400 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 550 TTD |

AVERAGE | 1,900 TTD |

HIGH | 2,800 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 340 TTD |

AVERAGE | 1,200 TTD |

HIGH | 1,800 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 960 TTD |

AVERAGE | 3,300 TTD |

HIGH | 4,900 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 820 TTD |

AVERAGE | 2,800 TTD |

HIGH | 4,200 TTD |

Per Month |

StudentCost of living and expense breaks for students in Trinidad and Tobago

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

LOW | 240 TTD |

AVERAGE | 1,400 TTD |

HIGH | 3,100 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 39 TTD |

AVERAGE | 240 TTD |

HIGH | 510 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 69 TTD |

AVERAGE | 410 TTD |

HIGH | 890 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 200 TTD |

AVERAGE | 1,200 TTD |

HIGH | 2,500 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 59 TTD |

AVERAGE | 350 TTD |

HIGH | 760 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 49 TTD |

AVERAGE | 290 TTD |

HIGH | 640 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 190 TTD |

AVERAGE | 1,100 TTD |

HIGH | 2,400 TTD |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 150 TTD |

AVERAGE | 880 TTD |

HIGH | 1,900 TTD |

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 Trinidad and Tobago typically spend from 26% to 39% of their total monthly expenditure on housing with 31% being the average. The average spend on housing is 4,200 TTD with expenditure ranging from 1,000 TTD and 7,000 TTD. 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 Trinidad and Tobago ranges from 2% to 8% of total expenses with 5% being the the average. The average monthly cost of utilities is 560 TTD with 130 TTD and 940 TTD 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 280 TTD to 2,000 TTD on commuting with 1,200 TTD 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 Trinidad and Tobago is 2,200 TTD. The cost of groceries can range between 540 TTD to 3,700 TTD. People spend on average about 17% on food and groceries with upper and lower bounds of 11% and 17% respectively.

People in Trinidad and Tobago 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 280 TTD to 1,900 TTD with 1,100 TTD 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 170 TTD to 1,200 TTD with 690 TTD 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 1,200 TTD per month with 310 TTD being the minimum spent amount and 2,000 TTD being the maximum.