Cost of living in Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.25
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $4.48
12 eggs, large $4.54
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $5.21
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $4.20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.27
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.81
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $5.06
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,077
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,264
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $224
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $963
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $1,312
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $273
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $73
40” flat screen TV $450
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $90
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $15
Hourly rate for cleaning help $20
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $65
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 $90
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.77
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $12
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $75
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $6
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $12
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.52
Tube of toothpaste $2.95
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $15
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $100
2 tickets to the movies $14
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $60
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $135
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.00
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.64
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district $50
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes -
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 13 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: August 28, 2017.

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