San Juan - Post Report Question and Answers

What are the particular advantages of living in this city?

Weather, people, scenery. - May 2023

The only advantages are the beaches and the U.S. stores (Costco, etc). - Jan 2014

Because Puerto Rico is a small island, just about everything is within driving distance. There are many fun and interesting things to see and do here, such as: museums, historical sites, art, music, beaches, the rainforest, etc. Be prepared for a lot of visitors! There is no real way to save money here. We don't get a housing allowance, and utilities are very expensive (27 cents/KwH right now, and they sent a notice saying water was going to double). Because almost all the food here is imported, it is very expensive, too. There are rackets here that in theory are to protect PR's food industry, but in truth only keep the costs artificially inflated. For example, fresh milk is $6 a gallon no matter if you buy it at the supermarket or at the gas station. UHT milk is $1.94 a box no matter where you buy it. It goes on and on, and your money goes out, out, out of your pocket! If you don't like cold weather then this is a good place to come. It gets cooler at night but is usually in the 80s or above during the day. - Jun 2013

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