Construction Calculator

Construction Calculator

Use this cost calculator to get a ROUGH indication of the cost to build a basic* residential home in Trinidad. Prices given are in Trinidad and Tobago dollars.


Fill out the total floor area of your proposed building in Square Feet or Square Meters without commas or decimal points, choose your house type and the low or high price per Square Foot.

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Rough estimated construction cost = TT$

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Results are for Trinidad. For Tobago multiply results with 1.5 because of the higher labor and material costs.

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  • All calculated prices are for a BASIC* flat (bungalow) home, and can vary depending the complexity of your design, and choice of materials.

  • The minimum size for a comfortable 3 bedroom family home is approx. 1,500 sf. or 140 m².

  • This calculator is intended to give you an indication, the calculates prices are not final.

  • Some builders will build for less, and some will charge more.

  • The calculated prices do NOT include the price of the land.

  • The calculated prices do NOT include appliances.

  • The calculated prices include Septic systems.



*“BASIC” meaning; A simple and square or rectangular home on ground level.

Like on our House-Plans & Building Web Page, I would like to emphasize that without a building plan we can not give an accurate price no matter what the size is, because you can have hundreds of different styles of homes, all with the same square footage, but they will all have a different price, and the price difference between the lowest and the highest price can be tremendous.

It usually takes between 3 and 6 months to build an average home. Of course, the larger or the more complicated your home is the longer it will take to build. Even though construction continues throughout the rainy season as well, it is very important to do as much as possible in the dry season which falls between January and June, as the rainy season might cause setbacks which will increase the building cost and could delay the estimated completion date.