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Cost of Living in Jost Van Dyke, the British Virgin Islands

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 11, 2023

Summary: What is the cost of living in Jost Van Dyke, Brit. Virgin Isl.? Hear what expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Jost Van Dyke have to say about the cost of housing, health insurance and general living costs.

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Is the cost of living in Jost Van Dyke high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Jost Van Dyke, they wrote:

"The cost of living in Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands, is relatively high compared to many other places. This is largely due to the fact that it is a popular tourist destination and a small island, which means that many goods have to be imported. Housing is one of the most significant expenses, with rental prices being quite high, especially for properties with sea views or those located near the beach. Buying property is also expensive, with prices for houses and land being much higher than in many other parts of the world. Food and groceries are also costly, as most of them have to be imported from the United States or other countries. Dining out can also be quite expensive, especially in tourist areas or high-end restaurants. Transportation costs can also add up, especially if you need to travel to other islands frequently. While there is a ferry service, it is not very cheap, and owning a car or boat can be quite expensive due to the high cost of fuel and maintenance. Utilities such as electricity, water, and internet are also quite expensive, as is healthcare. While the British Virgin Islands has a public healthcare system, many residents choose to use private healthcare, which can be costly. Despite the high cost of living, many people choose to live in Jost Van Dyke because of its beautiful scenery, relaxed lifestyle, and friendly community. However, it is important to be financially prepared if you are considering moving to this island," wrote a person living in Jost Van Dyke.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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