I find that interesting. It is certainly not less than "Cali/Nev" but it seems to be a prevalent impression with many who think about coming to the Caribbean and looking for the least expensive place to do so. If this is it, the other places must be astronomical. Now I know the BVIs are less expensive having just spent quite a bit of time there. Grocery items are 75% of what they are here. And the BVIs are certainly not a third world country, as Belize is called (and about which I disagree but that's another issue). I think the last time this came up here it was pointed out that some places in Belize are indeed inexpensive. But that was the mainland. It wasn't Ambergris Caye. It was like, "you can pay less but you won't want to stay there". I think Ambergis is a world class destination without the glitz, and not cheap by any means.
I hope that someday we can put aside our fears and prejudices and just laugh at people.