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    Forevablazin is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    Cost of Living

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    Where do I begin?
    I've been in Nevis now for 5 months. The country is OK by caribbean standards. The cost of living is sky high for STUDENTS. For those who don't know, students are charged higher prices on living expenses. I feel as if I'm being robbed daily and everyone especially the locals are in on it.lol So frustrating.
    OK so Nevis imports almost everything we buy in the grocery stores like Rams, Best-buy etc. and understandably the effect diffuses to the consumer. However how does someone explain being charged the student prices because we aren't local. (come on we've all experienced it). The last time I checked my passport it said temporary resisent. Only in Nevis can an advertised price suddenly triple sometimes quadruple because you don't have the RIGHT accent. I definitely don't see the locals paying 800 US per month for rent.
    Personally I feel that MUA must be able to protect students from this sort of hypocrisy/ discrimination whatever you want to call it. After all we are in the top two of major contributors to Nevis's economy, we have a lot more bargaining power and if we don't use it, this robbery is gonna continue. I want to know what the other students think.

    P.S. I'm not looking for a revolution here. In fact I'm sure nothing will probably even come of it, however I had to vent and voice my opinion.

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    gundam675 is offline Member 510 points
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    Well do what i did. Ship down a barrel of food to last an entire semester and find a room mate. Its life dude, just be glad you dont have to live on the Cayman islands where everythin is tripled and quadrupled without tripling or quadrupling it ! LOL !

    Cheers !

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    sweetgirl19 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    when i finish with college in newyork thinking about moving to aruba its beautiful and affordable

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