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How much does it cost to explore St Lucia?

Paul RYKENFirst Published: Last Updated: Afford your trip, St Lucia

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Have you ever wondered whether you could afford to visit the Caribbean? Below is our financial spend on our journey around St Lucia in May 2017. Check out what we did during the eleven days we explored St Lucia.

Assumptions

  • The costs are based upon a couple travelling together.
  • We did not travel as part of an organised tour but as individual travelers.
  • Not considered is the entry or exit transport into/out of the country.

Where We Travelled

Map of St Lucia and the destinations we explored
Map of St Lucia and the destinations we explored

St Lucia has been for us the least expensive destination in the Caribbean to date. Unlike previous Caribbean countries, we didn’t hire a car to tour the island, instead relying on public transport options and walking. Accommodation costs, however, were at the higher end.

Travel Costs Summary Table

CategoriesUSD per person per day
Communications$00%
Groceries$4.469%
Dining$5.5312%
Leisure$2.505%
Accommodation$30.9366%
Miscellaneous$0.441%
Finance$0.331%
Health$00%
Travel$1.894%
Government Costs$1.132%
Total USD per person per day$47.21

Other Cost Summaries and Budgets

NameWebsiteDaily Amount Per Person - USDComments
Budget Your Tripwww.budgetyourtrip.com$71.00Travel Style: Budget (cheap)
Lonely Planetwww.Lonelyplanet.com$111.00Travel Style: Budget (up to)

Other web sites such as Numbeo and Price Of Travel do not show consolidated daily averages but break it down by the various items (eg bread, milk, etc).

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Bestseller No. 1
Fodor's InFocus Barbados & St Lucia (Full-color Travel Guide)
Fodor's InFocus Barbados & St Lucia (Full-color Travel Guide)
Fodor's Travel Guides (Author); English (Publication Language); 208 Pages - 06/22/2021 (Publication Date) - Fodor's Travel (Publisher)
$13.89
Bestseller No. 2
OUR ST. LUCIA: An Insider's Guide to this Special Island
OUR ST. LUCIA: An Insider's Guide to this Special Island
Bay, Gerry (Author); English (Publication Language); 46 Pages - 08/20/2018 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)
$9.99
Bestseller No. 3
Saint Lucia: St Lucia travel notebook journal, 100 pages, contains expressions and proverbs from St Lucia, a perfect travel gift or to write your own St Lucia travel guide.
Saint Lucia: St Lucia travel notebook journal, 100 pages, contains expressions and proverbs from St Lucia, a perfect travel gift or to write your own St Lucia travel guide.
Bridges, Scott (Author); English (Publication Language); 100 Pages - 10/22/2021 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)
$7.99
Bestseller No. 4
101 Things To Do And Places To See In Saint Lucia
101 Things To Do And Places To See In Saint Lucia
Streeter, Russell (Author); English (Publication Language); 90 Pages - 03/01/2016 (Publication Date) - Caribbean Travel Guides (Publisher)
$15.99

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How much does it cost to explore St Lucia?
How much does it cost to explore St Lucia?
How much does it cost to explore St Lucia?