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Current Prices in the Virgin Islands 2016  

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joC
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 joC
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Hello,

I'm thinking of moving here soon and was wondering what the prices were currently for some items since the article that they have up now is outdated.

I was looking for the price of:

Eggs

Gasoline

Electricity

Currently the price on Eggs is up because of the virus scare we had in the U.S.

Gas is down for us and I was wondering if that was the case to the the Virgin Islands as well.

Electricity, just the average cost if that's not too weird. I can't seem to find it listed anywhere.

Thank you!

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OldTart
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For food items, multiply your current expenses by about 1.35, and that would be approximately what you'd spend in VI.

Why $1.35? Sorry, completely new to the way the Virgin Islands prices work.

Almost all the food items in VI are imported (i.e. transported on barges from mainland). Thus the markup.

As noted, you're incorrect in multiplying stateside purchases by 1.35. It's confusing when people such as yourself who don't live here but who've only briefly visited provide misinformation.

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joC
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Thank you so much everyone! This was very helpful, I guess I'll need more preparing before I go.

Thank you again! :-)(tu)

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wanderer
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As noted, you're incorrect in multiplying stateside purchases by 1.35.

Haha. Do you want to argue about your figure of 1.3 being more correct than mine?

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OldTart
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Message Removed: Please revisit board rules.

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Finatic
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As noted, you're incorrect in multiplying stateside purchases by 1.35.

Haha. Do you want to argue about your figure of 1.3 being more correct than mine?

I don't argue with those who know nothing and choose not to learn.

OT are you really arguing over a difference of .05? Both of you are correct.

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