Cost of Living Comparison

BBD
COMPARED TO
SBD

Barbados is 86.1% more expensive than Solomon Islands.

If you lived in Solomon Islands instead of Barbados, you would:
local_dining

pay 12.7% less for restaurants

  Barbados help_outline Solomon Islands help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $12.58
$25.17
$6.94
$54.54
-44.8%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$7.67
$15.33
$10.37
$81.45
+35.2%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.39
$2.78
??
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.98
$1.97
$1.22
$9.58
+24.0%

Barbados vs. Solomon Islands - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 6.7% more for groceries

  Barbados help_outline Solomon Islands help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$2.10
$4.20
$1.71
$13.42
-18.7%
Local cheese (8 oz) $2.72
$5.43
??
Milk (1 gallon) $12.33
$24.66
??
Eggs
1 dozen
$3.55
$7.10
$4.27
$33.54
+20.3%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $4.39
$8.78
??
Apples (1 lb) $1.76
$3.52
??
Bananas (1 lb) $1.07
$2.14
??
Oranges (1 lb) $1.97
$3.93
??
Tomatoes (1 lb) $1.66
$3.33
??
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.67
$1.33
??
Onions (1 lb) $0.75
$1.51
$0.83
$6.52
+10.0%

Barbados vs. Solomon Islands - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 13.9% less for transportation

  Barbados help_outline Solomon Islands help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $6.64
$13.28
$4.44
$34.87
-33.1%
Monthly public transit pass $41.09
$82.17
??
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $25,000.00
$50,000.00
??
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $19.00
$38.00
$16.70
$131.20
-12.1%

Barbados vs. Solomon Islands - Cost of transportation
home

pay 70.1% more for housing

  Barbados help_outline Solomon Islands help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$43.23
$86.47
??
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $653.33
$1,306.67
$1,288.58
$10,123.04
+97.2%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $374.58
$749.17
$513.22
$4,031.81
+37.0%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$74.94
$149.88
$74.62
$586.25
-0.4%

Barbados vs. Solomon Islands - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 91.1% less for childcare

  Barbados help_outline Solomon Islands help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $137.50
$275.00
$55.40
$435.22
-59.7%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $2,750.00
$5,500.00
$201.27
$1,581.17
-92.7%

Barbados vs. Solomon Islands - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 12.7% more for entertainment and sports

  Barbados help_outline Solomon Islands help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.92
$3.83
$2.74
$21.56
+43.2%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.69
$7.38
$3.96
$31.14
+7.4%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$6.12
$12.25
??
Monthly membership at local gym $78.68
$157.36
$91.49
$718.72
+16.3%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $9.33
$18.67
$7.32
$57.50
-21.6%

Barbados vs. Solomon Islands - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 65.8% less for clothing

  Barbados help_outline Solomon Islands help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$65.33
$130.67
$9.15
$71.87
-86.0%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$42.50
$85.00
$9.76
$76.66
-77.0%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$105.83
$211.67
$27.45
$215.61
-74.1%
Men's business shoes (leather) $100.00
$200.00
$60.99
$479.14
-39.0%

Barbados vs. Solomon Islands - Cost of clothing
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