After spending ten years traveling the world working remotely I settled in Bonaire to build roots and grow my business.
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Living in Bonaire as a Digital Nomad can be quite affordable. Bonaire is a Caribbean island known for its stunning beaches, diverse marine life and excellent diving spots. It also has a low cost of living compared to other places in the region.
The average rent for an apartment on Bonaire ranges from $700-$800 per month depending on your location and amenities. Utilities such as electricity, water and internet are relatively expensive with most bills averaging around $100-200 per month or less.
Groceries in Bonaire tend to be slightly more expensive than those found elsewhere in the Caribbean due to their limited availability; however, they remain affordable when compared with prices back home. A week’s worth of groceries can range between $75 -$150 depending on what items you purchase at the store or market.
Eating out is also reasonably priced throughout Bonaire with meals ranging from casual snacks like empanadas (stuffed pastries) costing about $2 each up to full dinners that cost no more than $15-20 dollars apiece at a local eatery or restaurant. Fast food options are limited there’s no McDonald's but there is a KFC and Subway in town.