Cost of Living in Trinidad & Tobago

The Relocator International Moving Quotes

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: What is the cost of living in Trinidad & Tobago? Hear what expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Trinidad & Tobago have to say about the cost of housing, health insurance and general living costs.

Housing Costs in Trinidad & Tobago

"Lower. If you want the false security of where expats live (and thus to me, a target for when SHTF) you are going to pay crazy high prices because Trinis rent these houses to corporations and get big money from them. If you live in a nice community without expats in Trinidad, it is much more reasonable. My house is $2,800US with 5 bedroom, 5 bath, all stainless kitchen, pool, jacuzzi, view and I'm right by Chaguaramus, beaches, and town. The one road in and out sucks but nothing is perfect. PS - my electric bill per month is the equivalent of $150US - I paid $350 a month in the summer to cool my ranch house in the US!!," said another expat in Carenage.

"Yes, the housing is double and maybe even triple in some areas. Average housing is $4000 US to $7000 US. Furnished housings go for more when available. **Utilities are cheaper than Houston. Cable / Internet and Electric are 1/4 the price we paid in the states," added another person living in Port of Spain.

"Housing costs are relatively the same as the Bay Area where we came from. I understand that compared other parts of the US it seems steep, but it's very comparable to the housing costs we were used to near San Francisco. We kept our house in California and have rented it out, so this move has actually lessened our housing costs," explained one expat living in West Moorings.

"The housing costs is astronomically higher than they are in my home country...considering what you get. In fact, it reminds me of a booming small town that can get away with such exploitations. As with so much else on this gorgeous island, the choices are limited. However, the price of admission demands a certain calibre of tenant - and for that, I'd say, we willingly hand over the money," said another in West Moorings.

"The cost of houses here are a little more expensive. We were renting in the states and the our rent was $1200 US.. The place we stay in is $7500 TT or about $1250 US," explained one expat who made the move to St Augustine.

"Housing Costs here are much higher and are increasing all the time. The areas that are sought after by Expats range on average from 4000$us to 7000$us. This is for a typical 3/4 bedroom house with a pool and maybe a small grassed yard," added an expat living in West Moorings.

allianz care expat health insurance

For expats in Trinidad & Tobago, choosing an expat health insurance provider is an important decision. Get a quote from our partner, Allianz Care. Their plans ensure that you have access to quality healthcare whenever you need it. Allianz Care's flexible solutions allow you to tailor your cover to meet your needs and budget.

Get a Quote

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

Allianz Care Expat Health InsuranceExpatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for health insurance from our partner, Allianz Care.
Get a Quote

Living in Trinidad & Tobago GuideLiving in Trinidad & Tobago Guide

Expats in Trinidad & Tobago love the family-focused Trinis, the laid-back island culture and the beautiful beaches. That being said, many expats find dealing with bureaucracy a challenge, the pace of life frustrating and the cost of housing, food and cars much higher than expected.

Trinidad & Tobago Forum Trinidad & Tobago Forum
Join our Trinidad & Tobago forum to meet other expats and talk about living in Trinidad & Tobago.

Contribute to Trinidad & Tobago Network Contribute
Help other expats and newcomers by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Trinidad & Tobago.

Cost of Living in Trinidad & TobagoCost of Living in Trinidad & Tobago

Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Trinidad & Tobago.

Moving to Trinidad & TobagoMoving to Trinidad & Tobago Guide

Our guide to moving to Trinidad & Tobago with lots of advice from expats on the ground.

Real Estate in Trinidad & TobagoReal Estate in Trinidad & Tobago

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Trinidad & Tobago.

Allianz Care Expat Health InsuranceExpatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for health insurance from our partner, Allianz Care.
Get a Quote

Living in Trinidad & Tobago Guide2022 Guide to Living in Trinidad & Tobago

Expats, digital nomads and retirees share what it's like living in Trinidad & Tobago and offer advice to newcomers.

Guide to Real Estate in Trinidad & TobagoGuide to Real Estate in Trinidad & Tobago

Advice for people renting and buying real estate in Trinidad & Tobago.

Allianz Care Expat Health InsuranceExpatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for health insurance from our partner, Allianz Care.
Get a Quote

Living in Trinidad & Tobago GuideLiving in Trinidad & Tobago Guide

Expats in Trinidad & Tobago love the family-focused Trinis, the laid-back island culture and the beautiful beaches. That being said, many expats find dealing with bureaucracy a challenge, the pace of life frustrating and the cost of housing, food and cars much higher than expected.

Trinidad & Tobago Forum Trinidad & Tobago Forum
Meet other expats and talk about living in Trinidad & Tobago.

Cost of Living in Trinidad & TobagoCost of Living in Trinidad & Tobago

Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Trinidad & Tobago.

Moving to Trinidad & TobagoMoving to Trinidad & Tobago Guide

Our guide to moving to Trinidad & Tobago with lots of advice from expats on the ground.

Real Estate in Trinidad & TobagoReal Estate in Trinidad & Tobago

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Trinidad & Tobago.

Contribute to Trinidad & Tobago Network Contribute
Help other expats and newcomers by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Trinidad & Tobago.

Copyright 1997-2022 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal