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burgeman
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Cost of living in the US Virgin Islands



What is it compared to Louisiana, I am sure it is higher but by how much? I think it would be badass to live on vacation everyday.






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Cosmo
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re: Cost of living in the US Virgin Islands


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I think it would be badass to live on vacation everyday.


You'd think so but it would get old.






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Golfer
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Well a 2BR house on St. John with a pool and a decent view is going to run you at least $1.2M

The one we stayed in was for sale at a cool $1.79M



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yankeeundercover
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I think it would be badass to live on vacation everyday.

You've never been on vacation for longer than a week and been like; "Wow, I need to get back to real life"

Grass isn't always greener.






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Golfer
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People in the USVI's love it...very few people are retired there, they all work. shite still gets done, just much slower.




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St Augustine
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re: Cost of living in the US Virgin Islands


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You've never been on vacation for longer than a week and been like; "Wow, I need to get back to real life"


disagree...if you have something meaningful to do in paradise there is no need to return to "real life"







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Kafka
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it would get old








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Golfer
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Yea, if I could get a job as a Park Ranger for the National Park service, I'd be down there in about a week.





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burgeman
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I doubt a police salary would cut it living there, it looks like they make the same that we make here. Oh well it is a dream of mine





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TigeRoots
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I take it you are working in one of the refineries there? Do your research, it isn't as good a quality of life as u may think for a foreigner.





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dkreller
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badass until a hurricane smokes you yearly





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Golfer
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Our boat captain was about 27, he did that and worked at a restaurant. He lived in a loft-type condo in Cruz Bay for $1150/mo.

Groceries and gas are EXPENSIVE.






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Golfer
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it isn't as good a quality of life as u may think for a foreigner


United States Virgin Islands.






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burgeman
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Damn that dude had 3 jobs, I just want my normal 12 hour shift and be done. Work half a year and enjoy the rest. Also if they gave me a unit I would not have to worry about gas.





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foshizzle
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re: Cost of living in the US Virgin Islands


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I think it would be badass to live on vacation everyday.


Not really. What's badass is having a job you enjoy so much you don't particularly want time off.






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nola tiger lsu
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re: Cost of living in the US Virgin Islands


Go for it, dont let the haters hate.





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TigeRoots
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United States Virgin Islands.


Well, no fricking shite. He's still foreign to the island, isn't he? When a local runs up to him with a machete, u think he's gonna give a frick if he's an American or not? No, he's a foreigner.






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TortiousTiger
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I'd estimate non-real estate COL to be about 40% higher on St. John.

Maybe 25% for St. Thomas/St. Croix

Property of course will very much more widely...






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GeorgeTheGreek
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Who just runs around with a machete? WTF?





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Oyster
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USVI Moving Center - Cost of Living

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Recent documents published by the Virgin Islands Legislature estimated that the cost of living in the Virgin Islands is on average 33% higher then most US jurisdictions.






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