So we have been in PR now for about 20 months and I can't understand how low income earners survive here on the island with the high cost of living.
Ok, Dorado is pretty expensive so lets take rent out of the equation.
Our water bill is usually between 250-400$ per month. Ive heard this is double what most are charged. The AAA damaged our water pipes doing routine maintenance, left us without water for 6 weeks and charged us $800 for the pleasure. Do they just make it up based on location?
Our electricity is approx $300 per month and we run the A/C only when necessary and two room over night.
It's just me, my husband and small son who is 2. For groceries we spend approx $500 per month in Costco ( where we bulk buy our meat, cereal, toiletries etc) and then $150 a week for perishable goods. It's probably 5 times more expensive than Ireland. To be fair, I usually buy organic meat, fresh vegetables and as non processed food as possible. So I do understand that they tend to be more expensive but I do feel there's a huge amount of ripping off just based on location.