Cost of Living in Cayman

In this section we give you an idea of how much things will cost in the Cayman Islands.

In this section we provide you with the average cost to rent an apartment or house in Cayman, and also typical monthly household running costs. We also provide the average cost of other items such as housewares and grocery costs based on a survey of the retail prices in Cayman’s supermarkets.

We also have two cost of living scenarios that you might want to check out before you move: a couple without children and a couple with children. These two pages will show the variance in set-up costs in moving to Cayman if you have children and if you do not.

You can also visit to find cost of living comparisons between various countries, such as Cayman vs London.


General Expenses – Goods & Services

In this section we provide a comprehensive expense table of the general costs for goods and services in the Cayman Islands.

Cost of Living – Couple Without Children

Living in Cayman as a couple without children will definitely be less expensive than with children. You may even be able to get away with living in a one bedroom apartment and sharing one car. Here we breakdown the expenses of this one-couple scenario.

Cost of Living – Couple With Children

Living in Cayman with children can be very expensive. While childcare in Cayman is actually very inexpensive compared to other parts of the world, the cost of school fees and health insurance for a family can be high. In this section we give you a breakdown of expenses for a couple with two children ages two and four. Keep in mind that school fees will increase with age.

Cayman Currency & Online Calculator

For most ‘official’ transactions such as the purchase of property, bank wire transfers, payments of bills business to business the rate is calculated at a rate of $1.22. Therefore CI$1 = US$1.22. However if you are using US cash to buy things in a grocery or clothing store then the official “cash only” rate is CI$1 = US$1.25, which means that US$20 cash is worth CI$16 or US$5 is worth CI$4.

Hit the ‘Read More’ button to use Cayman Resident’s helpful online calculator and currency convertor.