St. John is in the middle of the ocean. Practically everything you eat or buy has had a long boat ride from somewhere. Basic services like electricity and telephone are produced locally, but not without time, effort, raw materials, and lots of expense.
This month’s bill from the Water and Power Authority will give you a sense of what home owners face. Blue Tang is a two-bedroom house. The bill is for the last month.
No air conditioning was used. This was for a time when we, the owners, were in residence, i.e. We really watch the utility use.
Bottom line: take a look at the cost per kilowatt hour: 33 cents. Compare that with your own bill in the states.
So, now you know why the management companies urge renters to conserve electricity.