A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Freeport vs. Saint John

Should you visit Freeport or Saint John?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Freeport and Saint John can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Freeport

When you picture the Bahamas you likely picture the beaches, resorts and playgrounds of Nassau. Just to the northwest of this tourist paradise is a tropical city founded on industry. Freeport began as mostly swampland and is now the second most populous city in the Bahamas.

This city is less of a tourist attraction - a place where you'll find the true Bahaman culture mixed in with some relaxing spots to help you unwind and get into your island vacation.

Saint John

With the popularity of the Caribbean rising, many islands have become touristy and expensive but not St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

At only nine miles long and five miles wide, St. John is the smallest of the Virgin Islands, and, many argue, the prettiest. It's the kind of place that has maintained it's cultural identity, but still welcomes visitors from all over the world. With a population of just 5,000, the residents of St. John know everyone and everything happening on the island.

This island is perfect for people who want an undisturbed island getaway at any price. Between resorts and campgrounds there is a spot for everyone on St. John.

Which city is cheaper, Saint John or Freeport?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Freeport is $205, while the average daily cost in Saint John is $154. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Freeport and Saint John in more detail.




Accommodation

Travelers usually pay around $244 for a double occupancy room in Freeport If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.

Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about $170 for a double occupancy room in Saint John.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Freeport $122
    Saint John $85
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Freeport $244
    Saint John $170


Food

In Freeport travelers spend around $49 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.

While meal prices in Saint John can vary, the average travelers spends about $45 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Saint John should cost around $18 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Saint John is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Freeport $49
    Saint John $45

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Freeport

For Freeport, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Bahamian Culture and Cooking Lesson Tour: $71
  • A Taste of Bahamas Cultural Food Tour: $79
  • Around Town/Bahamian Cooking Experience: $120

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Saint John

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Saint John.

  • Nicole's Table - Cooking with Rum: $118


Local Transportation

Freeport's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend $52 per person, per day on transportation in Freeport.

The cost of a taxi ride in Saint John is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $39 per person, per day, on local transportation in Saint John.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Freeport $52
    Saint John $39

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Freeport

Also for Freeport, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Bahamas: Round-Trip Airport & Seaport Transfers: $20
  • Freeport Roundtrip Airport Transfers: $16
  • Freeport Shore Excursion: Round-Trip Beach Transfer to Taino Beach: $18
  • Private Airport Transfer: Freeport to Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO): $50
  • Private Airport Transfer: Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO) to Freeport: $50
  • Private Arrival Luxury Transfer: Freeport International Airport (1 - 10): $294
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Freeport International Airport to Hotels (1 - 2): $47
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Freeport International Airport to Hotels (3 - 4): $94
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Freeport International Airport to Hotels (5 - 8): $141
  • Private Departure Luxury Transfer: Freeport International Airport (1 - 10): $294
  • Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Freeport International Airport (1 - 2): $47
  • Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Freeport International Airport (3 - 4): $94


Entertainment

Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Freeport can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $29 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.

Entertainment and activities in Saint John typically cost an average of $19 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Freeport $29
    Saint John $19
Typical Entertainment prices in Freeport

For Freeport, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • 10 Dive Package
    $299
  • 4 Hr. Kayak Tour
    $70
  • 1/2 Day Snorkel Trip
    $75

Tours and Activities in Freeport

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Freeport.

  • Junkanoo Beach Shuttle from Freeport Cruise Ship Dock: $15
  • Shore Excursion: Freeport Beach and Shopping Tour: $26
  • Freeport 3-Hour City Tour: $30
  • Grum Ma's Cultural Center Admission and Tour: $38
  • Best of the Grand Bahamas Tour: $50
  • Tesla City Tours and MadKap Beach Experience: $51
  • Freeport 4-Hour Garden of the Groves Tour: $55
  • Freeport Snorkeling Adventure: $55
  • High Rock & New Free Town: Half-Day Tour from Freeport: $55
  • Freeport Reef Snorkeling Adventure with Beach Break and Shopping: $70
  • Cave Tour and Gold Rock Beach: $75
  • Freeport Shore Excursion: Garden of the Groves and City Tour: $76

Tours and Activities in Saint John

Here are a few actual costs in Saint John for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Bacchanal Picnic - The #1 Antiguan culinary experience: $115
  • Bay of Fundy Seafood tasting tour: $73
  • Best of Fundy with Hopewell Rocks - Private Safe Tour: $202
  • Bus Tour: $80
  • Fundy Coast to Fundy Shore Tour: $89
  • New Brunswick Shore Excursion: Bay of Fundy and More Tour: $163
  • Paragliding Only Adventure in Antigua!: $170
  • Private Full-Day Tour to Hopewell Rocks from Saint John: $536
  • River Relics Kayaking Adventure: $42
  • Saint John Highlights & History Cycling Tour: $95
  • Saint John New Brunswick Roots Tour: $117
  • Shore Excursion Saint John Walking Tour: $40


Alcohol

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Freeport, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $23.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Saint John may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $35 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Freeport $23
    Saint John $35

Sample the Local Flavors in Freeport

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Freeport:

  • Sands Brewery 1.5-Hour Tour - All You Can Drink: $26
  • Freeport Shore Excursion: Bahamian Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting: $31
  • Freeport Bazaar and Brewery Tour: $44
  • Brewery Tour at Bahamian Brewery: $65



When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Freeport and Saint John, we can see that Freeport is more expensive. And not only is Saint John much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Saint John would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Saint John and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Freeport would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Freeport than you might in Saint John.

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