Housing Costs in Trinidad & Tobago
"Lower. If you want the false security of where expats live (and thus to me, a target for when SHTF) you are going to pay crazy high prices because Trinis rent these houses to corporations and get big money from them. If you live in a nice community without expats in Trinidad, it is much more reasonable. My house is $2,800US with 5 bedroom, 5 bath, all stainless kitchen, pool, jacuzzi, view and I'm right by Chaguaramus, beaches, and town. The one road in and out sucks but nothing is perfect. PS - my electric bill per month is the equivalent of $150US - I paid $350 a month in the summer to cool my ranch house in the US!!,"
said another expat in Carenage.
"Yes, the housing is double and maybe even triple in some areas.
Average housing is $4000 US to $7000 US. Furnished housings go for more when available.
**Utilities are cheaper than Houston. Cable / Internet and Electric are 1/4 the price we paid in the states,"
added another person living in Port of Spain.
"Housing costs are relatively the same as the Bay Area where we came from. I understand that compared other parts of the US it seems steep, but it's very comparable to the housing costs we were used to near San Francisco. We kept our house in California and have rented it out, so this move has actually lessened our housing costs,"
explained one expat living in West Moorings.
"The housing costs is astronomically higher than they are in my home country...considering what you get. In fact, it reminds me of a booming small town that can get away with such exploitations. As with so much else on this gorgeous island, the choices are limited. However, the price of admission demands a certain calibre of tenant - and for that, I'd say, we willingly hand over the money,"
said another in West Moorings.
"The cost of houses here are a little more expensive. We were renting in the states and the our rent was $1200 US.. The place we stay in is $7500 TT or about $1250 US,"
explained one expat who made the move to St Augustine.
"Housing Costs here are much higher and are increasing all the time. The areas that are sought after by Expats range on average from 4000$us to 7000$us. This is for a typical 3/4 bedroom house with a pool and maybe a small grassed yard,"
added an expat living in West Moorings.