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crhs78
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i am sorry for multiple posts but i am just curious after reading all the info this site has on moving there, what is a ballpark amount that 2 people would need to save to get started?

my buddy and i are looking to spend around 1500-2000 for a 2 br apt or house preferrably furnished but we can get furniture if needed

we are looking to save almost 15k(if not more) before we finally head over there

we are looking at moving to st thomas if possible but st croix as a "plan b"

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Topic starter Posted : July 28, 2011 3:37 am
Afriend
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People come with all amounts of savings. How much you may need depends on your lifestyle but $15,000 should be fine. You'll need to pay out 3 month's rent just to walk in the door of an apartment - First Month, last month and 1 month security deposit so that could mean $4,500 to $6,000 of your savings. You'll need smaller amounts for utility deposits and the rest to tide you over until you find gainful employment. Hint: Always keep enough in reserve to purchase a return ticket in case things don't work out or after you've been here for a while you find that you don't really like island life.

The more money you have saved up the easier your transition will be.

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Posted : July 28, 2011 12:32 pm
crhs78
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People come with all amounts of savings. How much you may need depends on your lifestyle but $15,000 should be fine. You'll need to pay out 3 month's rent just to walk in the door of an apartment - First Month, last month and 1 month security deposit so that could mean $4,500 to $6,000 of your savings. You'll need smaller amounts for utility deposits and the rest to tide you over until you find gainful employment. Hint: Always keep enough in reserve to purchase a return ticket in case things don't work out or after you've been here for a while you find that you don't really like island life.

The more money you have saved up the easier your transition will be.

i lived in the azores off the coast of portugal for a while and loved it...i love living on an island because it seems things are freeer and more relaxed...i dont like a lot of hustle and bustle like here in the main land

our life style is laid back and my buddy and i live frugally just getting what we need and not so much what we want if that makes sense...but thanx for the info this message board is really helping us with questions

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Topic starter Posted : July 28, 2011 4:19 pm
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