Cost of living in Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $18
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $9
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $2.27
12 eggs, large $5.91
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $6
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $4.59
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.33
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $13
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.59
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $4.76
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,664
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,286
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $302
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,007
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $845
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $175
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $58
40” flat screen TV $430
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $150
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $8
Hourly rate for cleaning help $5.71
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $30
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $38
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $93
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $95
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $26,916
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.83
Monthly ticket public transport $98
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $28
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $15
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $15
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $107
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $12
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $5.41
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.15
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.65
Tube of toothpaste $2.66
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $19
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $56
2 tickets to the movies $20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $112
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $113
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.17
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.46
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $700
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district $71
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $3.88
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 69 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: August 17, 2018.

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