International Cost of Living Calculator

We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:

Expat Salary: Salary purchasing power parity calculator, for simple cost of living comparison and international salary calculation (e.g. to compare a salary offer).

Cost of Living Comparison: Cost of living allowance calculator, compares cost of living and hardship and calculates a cost of living allowance based on the difference.

International Cost of Living Index: Cost of living index calculator, compares multiple locations to a home base (e.g. international offices compared to HQ).

International Assignment: International assignment management calculator, for global mobility managers who use the build-up approach for detailed international assignment salary and allowance calculations.

Register Now
Mobility Calculators

Do you need a Cost of Living Comparison Calculator?

The global cost of living calculators have been created to compare the cost of living in every country and major city in the world, to help you manage short and long term assignments (page down for a description of each cost of living calculator):

Cost of Living Allowance
Cost of Living Index
International Assignment Management
Salary Purchasing Power Parity
Register Now

International Cost of Living Calculator Pricing

7 Day Subscription = $39 per location (minimum of 2 locations required)

Annual Subscription = $89 per location (minimum of 2 locations required)

See below for full details

No more waiting

Reports within minutes

Register Now
Location Rankings

Cost of Living Comparison by City and Country

Find out the World Rankings Today

Most Expensive Location Rankings

Latest Basket Group Rankings

Select Year and Quarter Below

Easy to Use

Register Now
Location Reviews

Cost of Living Review by City and Country


International Cost of Living Help

Use our search box OR
look for your question in the list below

Is your question not here?

Email it to us at:


and we will get back to you

Register Now
Bahamas, All Areas

Bahamas, All AreasThe Bahamas are a chain of Caribbean islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida, northeast of Cuba. The climate is tropical and marine, moderated by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream.

The official language is English. English is mainly spoken in business circles. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of The Bahamas is that of a stable, developing nation heavily dependent on tourism and offshore banking.

In the Bahamas, North American business culture prevails, although the pace of business may be a little slower. While casual light clothing is generally worn outside of work, expatriate business dress can vary. Generally conservative dress is recommended for both men and women. The use of titles in business is also on the conservative side; the use of first names is regarded as informal and may be reserved for friends and family. Women are well represented in most professions at the highest level.

The security risk for expatriates in the Bahamas is low overall, but medium in the southern neighbourhoods of Nassau. Risks include petty theft and street crime. Other risks include those associated with hurricanes and tropical storms.

The currency of the Bahamas is the Bahamian Dollar (BSD), fixed to the US dollar.

Medical facilities are good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates can be high. Cases of Chikungunya virus have been reported.

The population of the Bahamas is 391,000 (2017 est.), while the inflation rate is 0.6% (Aug 2017).

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Bahamas as at 1 January 2018 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.

In Bahamas, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very High
2) Clothing: Average
3) Communication: Very High
4) Education: Very High
5) Furniture & Appliances: Very High
6) Groceries: Very High
7) Healthcare: Very High
8) Household Accommodation: Very High
9) Miscellaneous: High
10) Personal Care: Very High
11) Recreation & Culture: Average
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very High
13) Transport: High

Bahamas is for example 29.8% more expensive than USA for groceries, 56.1% more expensive for household costs than UK, and 111.9% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Bahamas is ranked as a some hardship location.

The hardship premium for Bahamas for an expat from Australia, is for example 10%, i.e. host location (the Bahamas) premium of 20% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%.

Want to know more about cost of living, hardship (quality of living) or expat salary in Bahamas? Register subscribe to your home location and Bahamas and run your personalised reports.