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Cost of living in American Samoa

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Cost of living in American Samoa

I am retired and I want to relocate from the mainland of the U.S.A. to American Samoa. My only income is from Social Security, so my income limits me, but it is at least reliable. With these limited financial resources, my first and foremost concern is affordability. Does anyone have an answer to the followed two questions: (1) In comparison with mainland U.S. prices, how much should I expect to pay in order to rent a modest apartment or home? (I would be looking for a studio or 1 bedroom apartment). Could such an abode be found that would rent for $400 or less per month? (2) How expensive are food prices? (In particular: fruits, vegetables, and greens.) Any kind of feedback would be welcome, as I have not been able to obtain any information regarding these two issues anywhere else.

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1. Re: Cost of living in American Samoa

You can a find nice place for that. Local produce is very cheap. Imported goods much higher. Utilities and gas are about the same as Hawaii. Not much to do except walk around. JW

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Thanks for your reply. That was helpful.

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Have you moved there yet and are you happy with your decision?

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Keep us informed of what's it like and the cost of living there, I think many of us are curious to know, you never know, one day :)

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I am going to Panama in two months to see if I like it and to live there. I have recently done some research on living in American Samoa. I receive social security and a small private pension. i know that Medicare is accepted in all US territories so in one year I can use that for medical insurance. I have some American Samoan friends that live in Garden Grove California and have relatives that are still living on Tutulia. I am going to ask them more about the cost to live there. That maybe another option for me. I love the south pacific since I have friends that live in French Polynesia, specifically on Moorea only 800 miles from American Samoa.

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Where are the cheapest apartments here in American Samoa and how much is the monthly rent?

Edited: 24 March 2014, 03:51
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Where are the cheapest apartments here in American Samoa? Please I need this ASAP

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8. Re: Cost of living in American Samoa

You can find them in the classified ads at www.samoanews.com

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9. Re: Cost of living in American Samoa

There is an influx of new, modern, apartments built for low income residents. They are pretty nice.

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9-15-14

Cost of living is very high

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Gas higher than Hawaii

Food at grocery store higher than Hawaii

Electric outrageous

Water outrageous

Insurances outrages

Internet extremely slow but very expensive

Traveling via airline back to Us the most of anywhere in the world

Lived there for the past10 years, and SS isn't going to cut it

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