Cost of living in Curacao is 22.09% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account).
Cost of living in Honolulu is 70% more than the national average.
The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Nassau as at 1 September 2016 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.
In Nassau, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
- Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very High
- Clothing: High
- Communication: Very High
- Education: Very High
- Furniture & Appliances: Very High
- Groceries: Very High
- Healthcare: Very High
- Household Accommodation: Very High
- Miscellaneous: Very High
- Personal Care: Very High
- Recreation & Culture: High
- Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very High
- Transport: High
Nassau is for example 33.7% more expensive than Brussels for groceries, 144.3% more expensive for household costs than Belize, and 8.2% more expensive for transport costs than Belmopan.
Cost of living in the Bahamas:
The cost of living in the Bahamas is
fairly expensive. Like any island most
goods have to be imported. The Bahamas levies a duty on most products. The duty rate varies greatly from product to product and is subject to change at any time. In addition, the cost of shipping the products to the island increases the cost of goods.
A rule of thumb to use is whatever the product costs in Florida you can multiple that cost by 1.85 and that will
ultimately be the cost you pay in the Bahamas.
The more remote the location, the higher the cost. Hawaii has better prices on most things than the REpublic of Marshall Islands, for example. Deep, protected harbours allow those massive container ships. Small places don’t allow for it, and don’t justify it in terms of volume.