Originally Posted by paultoti
Would you think $150k base salary + free housing a good offer in Bermuda? Would I be able to save money? Based on what I found
• Cost of living: based on this website (http://www.bermuda-online.org/costoflivingguide.htm
), the estimated cost of living not including rent is about $7-8k per month. Is that true? It just seems unbelievably high to me.
• Utilities: could you share how much it costs typically in the Summer and not Summer months? I heard in the Summer it can go up to $1000 a month. It probably depends on the size of the house a well.
• Water tank: How often do we need to clean it? How much would it cost to clean?
• Ants and cockroaches: I read that they are everywhere. Is it true that they would invade your house? Did you have difficulties dealing or keeping them away from the house? Any chance to keep them away from the house?
I am considering moving there and would like to make sure that I will be happy and save money there. I would really appreciate your responses.
Give us a little more info on your situation. Are you single, married, kids? Do you mind having a roommate, what size/type house/apartment is ideal for you (1 BR, 2 BR, pool, view of ocean...)?
Answers to those questions significantly drive the answer to your first 2 questions. As for the water tank, you only need it cleaned if salt water gets in the tank and then it is typically the landlord who pays for it.
Yes there are tons of ants and cockroaches but a good pest control company can keep them away. It costs around $250 per 6 mos. to have them treat our house (3 BR/BA).