How much does it cost to explore Trinidad and Tobago?

Trinidad and Tobago currency

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Have you ever wondered whether you could afford to visit the Caribbean? Below is our financial spend for our journey around Trinidad and Tobago in March 2017. Check out what we did during the nine days we explored Trinidad and Tobago.

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Assumptions

When reading our travel costs for Trinidad and Tobago, please keep the following in mind:

  • The costs are based upon a couple travelling together.
  • We did not travel as part of an organised tour group but as independent travellers.
  • Not considered is the entry or exit transport into/out of the country.
  • Our travel style wherever we go is reasonably consistent, which is great when you want to compare travel costs:
    • Accommodation: We usually stay in self-catered accommodation, in our own room and with (preferably) our own bathroom. The kitchen may be shared.
    • Dining and Groceries: We have at least two meals a day at home. We like to eat out at cafes or restaurants every few days.
    • Transportation: Wherever possible, we travel by public transport.
    • Experiences: We pay for some tourist attractions or activities, but are selective as our funds are limited (just like everyone else’s).
  • Also included in the overall daily costs (for the period of time we are in the country) are:
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Map of Recommended Accommodations, Points of Interest, Eateries, and Transport

Below is the map of the accommodation, points of interest, eateries. and transport terminals/stops mentioned in this article.

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous covers the following sub-category: Toilet / Bathroom use.

Government Costs

Government costs are related to the tourist visa required to enter the country.

Travel

Travel costs included taxis and a ferry

Travel Costs Summary Table

CategoryUSD per person per day
Groceries$6.62
Dining$6.77
Leisure$9.62
Accommodation$22.17
Miscellaneous$0.07
Finance$0.42
Travel$6.94
Government Costs$3.62
Total USD per person per day$56.23

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Author: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulryken/" target="_blank">Paul Ryken</a>

Author: Paul Ryken

Paul Ryken is a goal setter, goal achiever, never tell him he can't do anything kinda guy..a grandfather, a husband, practising minimalist who makes sustainable, ethical purchasing decisions. His lives a values-based, quality over quantity lifestyle. For fitness and mental health, he runs six days a week and is on a mission to complete a marathon on every continent before the age of 60. As a digital nomad with carry-on luggage only, he chooses experiences over material items. He primarily writes about sports, travel finances and technology.