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 $19
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $2.00
12 eggs, large $5.85
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.09
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $6
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.72
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.01
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $12
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.48
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.75
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,523
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,351
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $303
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $940
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $886
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $195
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $57
40” flat screen TV $430
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $150
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $7
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) $36
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $85
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 $0.80
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) $14
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $116
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $16
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.62
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.30
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.30
Tube of toothpaste $2.32
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 $21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $200
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $109
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.37
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.75
iPad Air 2, 64GB $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 $4.08
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 14 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 25, 2017.

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