Hello, This Is Alfred Robinson.
I am very sorry for the late reply. I am currently out of CV travelled to neighboring country The Gambia, and will be back next month, May, God's willing.
Your decision to relocate to your home town Cape Verde is a great choice my dear, Your home town is amazing, and would recommend her to anyone seeking a place to migrate. Concerning the things I wrote about coming or relocating to CV, they are all true and real, things are cheap and affordable. Your friends are realistic, but a lt all depends on the type of lives they live, may be they live large, and expects you to live the same, but I always tell the people that comes through me, that CV is in different phases, this means, you can decide to live very large if you have more than enough, you will also want to live a low and steady life, or just want to live a pure down to earth life, in which you will live like a poor person, but yet very rich in your account statements or investments you have put in place. Like CV Angelo has stated, i also know that there are great and wonderful houses in Cape Verde that are very cheap and affordable, ranging from 150-250$ a month, 2-3 bedroom and these houses are also in the Urban and rural areas, but many rich people do not know this because they wanna live in a place where are highly recommended by the housing agents. Well, by way you sound, I believe you must be a competent lady, which directs me to let you know that you could live large in a smaller way, very low but standard and clean. Maids are affordable, transportations also, Since you are relocating with your kid and properties, then I do advise you live in praia, which is the capital city as you may, praia has everything you would want, other islands get their supplements and aids from praia, praia is also the home to US Embassy and the best private and public schools for your baby. but for you live a great high standard life in a cheaper way in praia, you must go along with people on the low side, from their words and experience you do get the best out of it.
Well, the ball is in your court. your friends are realistic like I said earlier, it all depends on your income and way of life.
Also, I do advise that you ship whatsoever that you wanna ship in advance, may be 2-3 months before your arrival, because the shipping companies in USA are so poor in delays.
Feel free to contact me anytime.