A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Port-of-Spain vs. Saint Croix for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Port-of-Spain or Saint Croix?

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

Port-of-Spain

Located on the northwest coast of Trinidad island, Port of Spain is the capital of the Caribbean island nation Trinidad & Tobago. It is a hub of activity, especially during the celebration of Carnival for which the island nation is famous.

Saint Croix

Sometimes all you want out of a vacation is the warmth of the sun, the sound of the waves and the taste of a cold drink. No more. No less. That's exactly what you can expect in St. Croix.

The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix is a place of our leisure and relaxation. It's a bit of an expensive lifestyle for its 50,000 residents and daily visitors, but when you're living on island time, money is never a worry. There are no worries on island time.

This once volcanic island is covered in incredible beaches, stunning mountains, palm tress in the wind and historic colonial towns. While they may be a bit old and rundown, the Danish architecture still stands as a unique part of this island's legacy. Don't expect much window-shopping, though. That was not a feature incorporated in this style of architecture. If you want to know if a store is open, just step on in, but remember, shop hours are also running on island time.

Which city is cheaper, Saint Croix or Port-of-Spain?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Port-of-Spain is $139, while the average daily cost in Saint Croix is $189. 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 Port-of-Spain and Saint Croix in more detail.



Accommodation

The average price for accommodation for two people in Port-of-Spain is $128. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around $119. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Saint Croix the cost is $238 on average.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Port-of-Spain $64
    Saint Croix $119
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Port-of-Spain $128
    Saint Croix $238

Food

The price of a meal in Port-of-Spain can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $43 per person, and a typical meal will cost around $17 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.

While meal prices in Saint Croix 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 Croix 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 Croix is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Port-of-Spain $43
    Saint Croix $45

Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $39 per day to get around in Port-of-Spain.

The average price of local transportation around Saint Croix is $28 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Port-of-Spain $39
    Saint Croix $28

Is it cheaper to fly into Port-of-Spain or Saint Croix?

Prices for flights to both Saint Croix and Port-of-Spain change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $47 per person, per day in Port-of-Spain. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

Saint Croix's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $46 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Port-of-Spain $47
    Saint Croix $46

Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Port-of-Spain may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $18 per day on alcoholic beverages.

The average person spends about $22 on alcoholic beverages in Saint Croix per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Port-of-Spain $18
    Saint Croix $22


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Port-of-Spain and Saint Croix, we can see that Saint Croix is more expensive. And not only is Port-of-Spain much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Port-of-Spain would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Port-of-Spain 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 Saint Croix would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Saint Croix than you might in Port-of-Spain.

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