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Cost of living?
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Kendra Kull (
Date:   03-23-13 02:54

Hello all!
I have learned a lot on this site, but I could not find anything on the general cost of living. I have been able to search for the price of rentals and homes for sale. I am wondering about utilities, food, household goods, gas for the car? I read somewhere that it is fairly easy to just take the ferry to San Juan and go to the Wal-mart there. If anyone does this, what is the cost for things at Wal-mart? Thank you for any help you may be able to give.

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Re: Cost of living?
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Geronimo (
Date:   03-23-13 14:34

The cost of goods and gas on Culebra is not much more than the big island. The prices at Walmart and Home Depot on the big island are about the same as in the states. The electric seems to be about the same price also.

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Re: Cost of living?
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Tim S (
Date:   03-25-13 14:10

Comparing prices to the stuff you buy on the mainland US to Puerto Rico, I would say add 15% to the price you would expect. Some things, like a dozen eggs on Culebra could be as much as $4. Gas is definitely more expensive, but you really don't use much. The island is small. You don't take the ferry to San Juan. It goes to Fajardo. But do you really want to spend your time with long ferry commutes and then ground transport to shop on the main island? If you just have to shop at Walmart in Fajardo, do it before you get to Culebra. The prices are reasonable. We've done the shopping every way you could imagine for different trips to Culebra. In the end, it was more relaxing and enjoyable to buy what you could on Culebra and just take in the island for what it offers, cause you can't buy that anywhere else.

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