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Accomodation/Cost of living
| By Darryl Jenkins (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 - 11:09 am: |
I am new to this site and have been browsing to get a general idea of life on the island of Bonaire.
I am possibly moving to Bonaire to work, staying for at least a year, and am curious as to the availability of accommodation, education, and general cost of living in either US$ or UK Sterling.
Are there any schools that teach in both English and Dutch on the island? I have two children aged 7 and 3.
What is a reasonable salary requirement bearing in mind the fairly high taxation level?
Any information would be greatly appreciated!!
| By Jake Richter (Moderator - Post #4421) on Thursday, August 7, 2003 - 9:52 pm: |
No schools teach in English here on Bonaire, just Papiamentu and Dutch.
Accommodations are pretty inexpensive if you don't absolutely need to live oceanfront, food is a little more expensive compared to the U.S.
As far as your other questions, search BonaireTalk for "cost of living" and "moving to Bonaire" (and similar phrases).
| By Brian (bcj.) (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #6) on Friday, August 8, 2003 - 2:37 pm: |
I attended the local school from grades 3-8 in Dutch. They taught English & Spanish as second languages. I had a tutor early on to get me started with Dutch. Upon moving back to the US, I found that my skill levels in certain courses were ahead of my US classmates.
Most of my friends in spoke English, so even as I was learning, we'd still figure out a way to communicate using Eng-utch-iamento.
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