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Port-of-Spain, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

How much does it cost to travel to Port-of-Spain?

You should plan to spend around $173 (TTD1,176) per day on your vacation in Port-of-Spain. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $54 (TTD367) on meals
  • $49 (TTD334) on local transportation
  • $160 (TTD1,084) on hotels

A one week trip to Port-of-Spain for two people costs, on average, $2,429 (TTD16,467). 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
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Port-of-Spain cost?

A one week trip to Port-of-Spain usually costs around $1,214 (TTD8,234) for one person and $2,429 (TTD16,467) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Port-of-Spain on average costs around $2,429 (TTD16,467) for one person and $4,857 (TTD32,934) 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 Port-of-Spain will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Port-of-Spain on average costs around $5,204 (TTD35,287) for one person and $10,409 (TTD70,574) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Port-of-Spain 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 Port-of-Spain expensive to visit?

Prices in Port-of-Spain are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Caribbean Islands, which is known to be an expensive region, Port-of-Spain is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Vieques Island or Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius).

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Port-of-Spain Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Port-of-Spain?

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) TTD1,084 ($160)
Local Transportation 1 TTD334 ($49)
Food 2 TTD367 ($54)
Entertainment 1 TTD400 ($59)
Alcohol 2 TTD74 - 223 ($11 - 33)
Accommodation Budget in Port-of-Spain
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Port-of-Spain is $80 (TTD542). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Port-of-Spain is $160 (TTD1,084). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Port-of-Spain

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Port-of-Spain based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $136. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Port-of-Spain
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Port-of-Spain is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $49 (TTD334) per person, per day, on local transportation in Port-of-Spain.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Port-of-Spain
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Rental Cars in Port-of-Spain
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Food Budget in Port-of-Spain
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Port-of-Spain can vary, the average cost of food in Port-of-Spain is $54 (TTD367) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Port-of-Spain should cost around $22 (TTD147) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Port-of-Spain is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Port-of-Spain
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Port-of-Spain typically cost an average of $59 (TTD400) 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.

Alcohol Budget in Port-of-Spain
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  • The average person spends about $22 (TTD149) on alcoholic beverages in Port-of-Spain per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

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Port-of-Spain On a Budget
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.
Located at the center of the city is The Queen's Park Savannah, a circular park with a circumference of about 3.5 kilometers. It is a frequent leisure spot for pedestrians, especially popular around sunset. With traffic circulating clockwise around the park, it is also one of the world's largest traffic circles. Near the park are the Royal Botanical Gardens which display plants from around the world including 700 species of trees. Established in 1818, these are some of the oldest gardens in the Caribbean. The area of the gardens also encompasses the Emperor Valley Zoo. Another sight, also near Queen's Park, is the "Magnificent Seven" - a row of extravagant mansions dating from about 1900.

Other attractions include the waterfront skyscraper called the International Waterfront Centre, the unique building which houses the National Academy for Performing Arts, and the many beaches of Trinidad's northern coast. Don't miss the National Museum and Art Gallery which holds a permanent collection of displays for Carnival, life during the World War II, and artifacts from the country's earliest settlers, the "Amerindians". The museum also features leading local and international artists, changing exhibits throughout the year.
While Port of Spain does not cater to tourism, it has flourished as an industrial city and has developed to embody an atmosphere like no other Caribbean city. Due to the lack of tourism there are not a great number of designated sightseeing locations, but the downtown area is vibrant with market stalls and plenty of shady squares. The main shopping area of the downtown is located between Frederick Street and Charlotte Street, running south to Independence Square. Also thriving is the district of Woodbrook which hosts a number of busy restaurants, bars, and clubs in addition to many parks and impressive architecture. For nightlife, Saint James, just north of Woodbrook, is considered to be "the city that never sleeps" by locals.

Vacationers who travel to the area often head right to the resorts of Tobago for an easy-going beachside holiday of rest and relaxation. There are also a number of beach locations along the northern coast of Trinidad that are within reach for those visiting Port of Spain. Some of the more popular beaches along the north coast include Maracas, Tyrico, Las Cuevas, Toco, Mayaro, Chagville, Los Iros, and Quinam - most of which are beautiful with powdery sand and clear blue water. Beyond beach-going and seaside leisure activities, the annual festival of Carnival is one of the most well-known attributes of Trinidad and Tobago. Each year on Carnival Sunday a competition is held to award the King and Queen of Carnival. Then on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday during the season of Lent, thousands of costumed merrymakers parade on the streets for an annual street party. They are accompanied by music from steel bands, with calypso and soca music played on large loudspeakers.
Food and Dining
Cuisine of Trinidad and Tobago is a unique blend of influences, largely African, Amerinidian, British, Creole, French, Indian, and Spanish. One specialty dish of the culture is side called callaloo, which is both creamy and spicy made from ingredients like taro leaves, okra, crab or pig tail, thyme, pumpkin, pimento, onions, coconut milk, and other local herbs and spices. As a side dish, callaloo is often served with cornmeal, plantain, cassava, sweet potatoes, dumplings, and curried crab. A rice and meat dish called pelau is also common as is stewed chicken, macaroni pie, and oxtail. The three main methods of cooking are curried, stewed, or barbecued, while meals are often accompanied by condiments like pepper sauces, chutneys, and pickles. Dining options in the city are diverse and range from street snacks to restaurants serving traditional food, western fast food chains to markets selling fresh produce.

The main airport serving the city is Piarco International Airport, located on Trinidad, approximately 25 kilometers southeast of Port of Spain. Direct air service is available from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Orlando, New York (JFK), and Newark, from the United States, as well as Toronto from Canada, London from the UK, Caracas and Porlomar from Venezuela, Panama City from Panama, Paramaribo form Suriname, Georgetown from Guyana, Barbados, and other islands in the Caribbean. From the airport, buses are available for transportation into the city.

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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.