Sorry Broadrunner we are feeling a bit stung of late and you got in the middle. Fairly easy to get an apartment for under $600us.
This will not be on the beach but could be 2 blocks away, but probably more. It will come sort of furnished and your utilities will run you a $200 month or so unless you like air conditioning then maybe as much as $600us. Food will be about 20% more then you spend now. You will need to change your eatting a bit to stay at the 20%. If you like to drink you will drink a lot here so figure that in - no idea. Remember to figure in your trips back to the states. There will also be set up costs, things like deposits for utilities, a bike, TV. I would think a bare minimum would be $1,000us and that does not include rent. There are some number for you to think on.
Edited by indygal (01/24/07 07:01 AM)
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