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nathanv
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"You will have lizards and flying roaches in your home even though you keep it sealed. Dunno where the come from, maybe thur the sewage and then up the drains in the bathroom and kitchen

Your electric bill will be over $200.00 at a minimum but this will be the least of your worries.

You will experience frequent blackouts on the hottest and most humid still summer nights, especially when your favorite movie or sitcom is about to begin. The power plant here is antiquated and all to frequently grids shut down leaving parts of the island in darkness. Don't bother calling them, you wont get an answer.

You will meet more rude and obnoxious people in a week than you have in your entire life who will think they are superior to you and always treat you like an outsider.
This is not aloha island. On your arrival, the beautiful girl with flowers will not show up; Instead, they are sending a big burly (and exceedingly rude) taxi driver who hates your guts and loves your money.

You will get poor service in places like banks and utilities.

You will find (or maybe not) normal people an rare and unusual species and so much so that you will instantly want to fall to the ground and worship this wonderful person whom you just met and want to befriend for life.

You will go through the five stages from Anger-----Acceptance in a few short weeks.

You will live on the beach or just a short ride away but will be so busy making a living that you will never visit one.
You will wait for your tourist friends describe one to you, how they spent the day in crystal waters and satin sandy beaches and you will repeat this story to anyone who asks you which beach is best to go to.

You will wistfully glance at the sky at every passing plane, visualising a load of people going back to that promised land called the United States."
I really want to know how much of this is actually true, and how much is ranting of a "bitter" person.
Any help would be great.

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nathanv
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Here's a question that can't be solved just by clicking on this site. How much is an electric bill at the end of the month running an A/C often? Just want a typical average number.

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jbatl
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Replied to your PM.

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jbatl
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Here's a question that can't be solved just by clicking on this site. How much is an electric bill at the end of the month running an A/C often? Just want a typical average number.

A LOT depends on how new the AC unit is. I will give you just one example. I met a person who worked in what should be a very profitable industry down here (think refrigeration), and who knew how to get the most efficiency out of his AC unit. He had central AC, which I would not recommend, but he was playing the hand he was dealt. He told me that his WAPA bill was $700/month. I don't have AC. Without it, running fans regularly, a fridge, lights and a stove (occasionally), I was billed $250. No lie.

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nathanv
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250 is the "round" number others were giving on other sites. That's good. Ceiling fans can work wonders with a good breeze. Plus working and school [5-8 hours a week] I just don't see us indoors much lol

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Iris Tramm
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With all the wealth of information available right at your fingertips on this site, including a plethora of first-hand moving stories written with honesty but without unbridled anger, you should have formed an opinion that wouldn't be overturned by such scathing remarks. OT, 28-year rez of STT who does not have the privilege of living in a money bubble but for many good reasons has made this her home and which indubitably will be her last. 😀

Oh my god! Exceptions! Anomalies! Whichever side they fall on, we must always, always, ALWAYS refuse to acknowledge the negative ones! Why? Uh ... why, again? Why is truth -- not "scathing remarks", but truth based on real life experience prejudiced with such unnecessary adjectives like "unbridled" and "scathing"? Methinks yer tryin' to influence someone with words. Silly.

Stop.

Honest opinions are honest opinions. I do not begrudge you yours, nor should you, I. Feel free to disagree, but back off on the personal attacks.

Cheers,
IT

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