Dominica Travel Budget - Visit Dominica on a Budget or Travel in Style


How much does it cost to travel to Dominica?

You should plan to spend around $204 (EC$551) per day on your vacation in Dominica. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $47 (EC$128) on meals
  • $15 (EC$41) on local transportation
  • $270 (EC$730) on hotels

A one week trip to Dominica for two people costs, on average, $2,854 (EC$7,714). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $204
    EC$551
  • One Week Per person
    $1,427
    EC$3,857
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $2,854
    EC$7,714
  • One Month Per person
    $6,117
    EC$16,531
  • One Week For a couple
    $2,854
    EC$7,714
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $5,709
    EC$15,429
  • One Month For a couple
    $12,233
    EC$33,061
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Dominica cost?

A one week trip to Dominica usually costs around $1,427 (EC$3,857) for one person and $2,854 (EC$7,714) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Dominica on average costs around $2,854 (EC$7,714) for one person and $5,709 (EC$15,429) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Dominica will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Dominica on average costs around $6,117 (EC$16,531) for one person and $12,233 (EC$33,061) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




How much do package tours cost in Dominica?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Dominica is $199 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.



Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Dominica expensive to visit?

Dominica is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within the Caribbean Islands, which is known to be an expensive region, Dominica is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines or Saint Lucia.

For more details, see Is Dominica Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Dominica?

The average Dominica trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Dominica travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) EC$730 ($270)
Local Transportation 1 EC$41 ($15)
Food 2 EC$128 ($47)
Entertainment 1 EC$102 ($38)
Alcohol 2 EC$23 - 69 ($9 - 26)
Accommodation Budget in Dominica
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Dominica is $135 (EC$365). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Dominica is $270 (EC$730). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $135
    EC$365
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $270
    EC$730

Hotel Prices in Dominica

Looking for a hotel in Dominica? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Dominica based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $208. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Recommended Properties


Local Transportation Budget in Dominica
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Dominica is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $15 (EC$41) per person, per day, on local transportation in Dominica.


  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $15
    EC$41


Food Budget in Dominica
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Dominica can vary, the average cost of food in Dominica is $47 (EC$128) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Dominica should cost around $19 (EC$51) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Dominica is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $47
    EC$128


Entertainment Budget in Dominica
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Dominica typically cost an average of $38 (EC$102) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $38
    EC$102

What did other people spend on Entertainment?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Dominica are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Entertainment prices in Dominica, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Tour of Carib Indian Territory
    EC$26
  • 1/2 Day Kayak Rental
    EC$95
  • Half Day Taxi Tour of Island
    EC$270


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Dominica
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Dominica is $0.23 (EC$0.63), as reported by travelers.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    $0.23
    EC$0.63


Alcohol Budget in Dominica
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $17 (EC$46) on alcoholic beverages in Dominica per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $17
    EC$46


Dominica On a Budget
Dominica The beach at Rosalie, Dominica
Don't confuse Dominica with the other Caribbean island, the Dominican Republic. Dominica is located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean about half way between Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago. Dominica is referred to as "The Nature Island of the Caribbean" because it has an impressive diversity of flora and fauna. Much of the wildlife on the island is protected by the country's impressive national park system. If you are a nature lover, then this is a wonderful place to visit.

The island itself is very mountainous. It has volcanic peaks that are dramatic and scenic. They are often topped with crater lakes. Perhaps the most impressive is Boiling Lake, which is the second largest thermally active lake in the world. The highest point on the island is Morne Diablotin, which reaches 1,447 meters in elevation.

The island's climate is tropical. Temperatures stay moderate because of the northeast trade winds, but the island is prone to heavy rainfall. Be on the lookout for flash floods, which are a concern during heavy storms. The island may be affected by hurricanes during the late summer or early fall months.

Dominica was the last Caribbean island to be colonised. France originally held a presence but lost control to Great Britain in 1763. Today there are about 3,000 Carib Indians that still live on the island. This is the only pre-Columbian population that is left in the eastern Caribbean.
At A Glance
  • Dominica has two airports. Most commercial flights arrive at Douglas-Charles, previously named Melville Hall. This airport cannot accommodate jet aircraft and night landing only began in 2010. The island is accessible through San Juan, Antigua, Barbados, St. Maarten, Martinique, Guadeloupe and a few other Caribbean hubs. The other airport is Canefield.

  • There are ferries that travel to Dominica from both Martinique and Guadeloupe. These ferries run most days of the week and arrive in Roseau. The fare is approximately 120 euros. Cruise ships have increasingly begun to visit the island as well. Cruise ships usually dock at a large pier that is directly in front of the downtown area, but if that pier is occupied then they dock about one and a half miles away in the industrial port.

  • A car is very helpful if you hope to explore the island in detail. Although it's small, the roads weave their way around the mountains making for tricky and sometimes dangerous trips. Driving is also on the left hand side of the road. You can rent a car from the rental agencies found at both airports. If you decide not to rent a car you can travel by either bus or taxi. Buses are slow and uncomfortable, but a decent option if you have plenty of time and very little money.

  • If you're in the market for souvenirs, a popular handicraft is the Carib made baskets. Make sure that the local materials used to make the baskets are allowed to pass through customs in your home country. Other souvenir options include local music. Jazz, reggae, calypso and soca are all popular genres. There are vendors that sell items along the main cruise ship dock. Another block inland there is an open air market that has the highest diversity of items.

  • English is the official language of the island. Some French is also spoken by many residents.

  • Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice is found all over the island. Coconut water is also a common drink. Sorrel is another local specialty. It is made with the flowers of a hibiscus plant that is common in Jamaica. You can pick up these drinks up from many vendors along the side of the road.



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Top Tourist Attractions
Valley of Desolation and Boiling Lake: This destination can be reached with a long and difficult hike. It should take about eight hours round trip, including driving to and from the trailhead. The scenery is stunning and it is worth the effort. It is best to hire a guide though because the area is prone to flash floods and the small rivers become overpowering during rainstorms.

Trafalgar Falls: You can view these falls with only a short hike, but if you want to swim in the pool it's a difficult and long trail to reach the bottom. It's worth it though if you want to bath in natural pools of hot sulfured waters. You do need a pass to access the site, which will cost you US$5.

Syndicate National Trail: This trail is a nice half hour walk that allows you to see parrots and the island's beautiful tropical rainforest. If you don't have a car it is also a two hour walk on a farm road to reach the trail head. You may be able to hitch a ride with a farmer.

Popular Foods
Dominica cuisine is heavily influenced by Creole cooking techniques. The dishes use local produce to make Caribbean favorites with a local twist. The cuisine is most comparable to that found on St Lucia and Trinidad. Breakfast is an important meal on the island and often includes saltfish and a dough that is fried in oil. Chicken, beef and fish are the most common meats, and they are often prepared with local vegetables.

Stew chicken: Chicken is probably the most popular meat on the island. It is often prepared into a stew with onions, carrots, garlic, ginger and thyme. It cooks for a long time until a thick sauce forms. Rice and peas are often served on the side.

Roasted Breadfruit with Salted Codfish: This popular Creole dish is common throughout the Caribbean. Like elsewhere, Dominica's version has its own flavor based on locally available ingredients and seasonal produce.

Tasty Bakes:This snack is available around the island at roadside stands. It's also served in small restaurants with fried chicken or fish and chips. Tasty Bakes are fried dough that is made with flour, water, sugar, and a little salt. It's usually served with a cold drink.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.



1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.