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Living costs

Below are some approximate guide figures as to how much it would cost to live on Cayman: (in CI$ per month). Allow about 3 months costs for deposits

1 bed apartment $800 - $1,500
2 bed/2 bath apartment $1,200 - $6,000
3 bed $2,000 - $5,000
TV $50 - (depends on package of channels)
Water $80 - $120
Electricity $150 - $300 (for a 1-bed apartment, more if you run the AC)
Telephone $60 - (mainly local calls, internet extra, $400 deposit)
Medical Insurance $150 - (bare minimum - very limited benefits)
PO Box rental from $75/year depending on size
Food $700 (for a family of three)
Car $2,000 + insurance ($500 - 3rd party) + car tax ($180) (for a very basic runaround!)
Schooling (Government Run) $250 - $500/term plus $50-$150 book rental
Schooling (Private) $3,000 - $5,000 per term

Prices for basic items (January 2013)
Item Approximate
Price (CI$)
5lb bag white potatoes $3.99
3lb bag yellow onions $2.29
1lb jumbo slicing tomatoes $2.99
1lb fresh cabbage $0.89
Iceberg lettuce $1.69 each
Salad bar $4.49/lb
1lb Red Delicious apples $2.19
4lb bag sweet oranges $3.99
Jumbo seeded red grapes $3.99/lb
Pineapple $4.99 each
Beef strip loin steak $10.99/lb
Salmon fillets (farmed) $11.99/lb
Boneless/skinless chicken breasts $3.49/lb
Smoked half ham $2.69/lb
16oz sliced bacon $7.49
Pork chops (assorted) $2.89/lb
Lean ground beef $2.99/lb
Salad shrimp $6.99/lb
Lender bagels $2.49
Nature's Own 100% Whole Wheat bread $2.59/loaf
5lb Pilsbury All Purpose Flour $3.57/bag
3lb Mahatma Long Grain Rice $3.79
Dozen large eggs $2.69
Kraft 8oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese $3.29
59oz Tropicana Homestyle Orange Juice $5.47
12-pack 12oz Pepsi etc $7.59
10.5oz pizza $2.39
18oz Kellogg's Corn Flakes $4.69
2-ply Paper Towel $1.39
Charmin 12 Double Rolls - Ultrasoft Tissue $10.69
45oz Gain powder detergent $8.29
Milk $6.55/US gallon
200g/7oz Nescafé Classic $7.19
Advil Ibuprofen 200mg 50 coated tablets $9.89
Gas $5.85/imperial gallon (1.2 US gallons)
Beer $40.00/case

Postal Rates:
Postcards (to US) $0.30
Postcards (to UK/Europe) $0.30
Letters per half ounce (to US) $0.75
Letters per half ounce (to UK/Europe) $0.80
Letters per half ounce (to Asia, South Africa and Australia ) $1.00

Check out the weekly specials:
Weekly Specials at Foster's Food Fair
Weekly Specials at Kirk's Supermarket
Weekly Specials at Hurley's

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