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Roatan Cost of Living

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Rockkitty
9/28/2015 13:38 EST

I have read that a couple can easily live on $1,500/month in Roatan. My husband and I plan to retire there, in a modest 2 bedroom/2 bath house, for which we will pay cash. We have done a lot of research and know what the basic food costs are, the price of goods and services, as well as the high price of electricity. However, I was wondering if anyone who now lives there would be willing to share their experiences with the costs of living in Roatan?? Thank you!

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escapeusbur
11/1/2015 18:12 EST

Hi Rockkitty,
Glad I came across your message as we seem to have similar plans. Unfortunately, am sad to see that no one has responded. I was curious however, as to your thoughts on crime & safety and on any ideas of any areas you may have been considering in Roatan? Thanks so much if you get this message and I hope someone replies to your original message with some current and relevant information.
Kim

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islandflavour
11/1/2015 20:34 EST

Sorry, I didn't notice your post previously. You shouldn't have any problem living on $1,500/month, especially if you own your home and don't need to pay rent.
I've lived on the island for 17 years, I'm here with 2 boys, 10 and 12. I'm not a diligent record keeper, but I'd say I spend around $300-$400 on groceries a month. We have predominantly solar energy (and no a/c, solar hot water heater), and a well and rain water collection, so that helps with those costs. Internet is $120/month for 2MB service. Cell phone I do pay as you go, I don't really track how much I spend on it. We don't have cable. School is a bigger expense, but that won't apply for you. If you have any specific questions for expenses, let me know.

Mel

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dortrust
2/28/2016 18:05 EST

Do you have any idea how much building materials are? Do they have to be imported? Specifically Will need paint, drywall, tile and appliances

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wilmar20
2/28/2016 20:28 EST

I was just talking to a cousin of mine who built several houses on Roatan and remember him telling me he had to buy everything at Home Depot. Drywall, fans and other supplies. I am sure it all has to be imported from the mainland. I'll give him a call in the morning and pick his brain for you and get back to you tomorrow.
Willie

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islandflavour
2/28/2016 21:10 EST

There are several hardware stores on the island: Cofesa, Serranos, Madeyso, Ace. You can get pretty much everything in terms of construction material here, but if you're needing a lot, for big orders, you save money buying in La Ceiba and having things shipped over.

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