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Facts You Need to Know to Move to: Puerto Rico

Updated on June 17, 2020
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My family is from Puerto Rico, so I know a lot about the average prices of basic things, earnings, and much more!

Earnings for PR

There is a big difference between average earnings in San Juan (The capital) and the rest of PR. This can also be said for the average earnings of genders. A woman in San Juan makes an average of $22,729 a year. Men have an earning average 1.1 % higher than women at $29,606 a year. Now for the rest of PR, the average is slightly less, at $24,486 for women, and $23,711 for men. Very surprising! Most of the time, men make much more than women. Now just in case you were wondering, because PR is a Commonwealth of the U.S.A. it uses the American dollar.

A chart for the percentages and details
A chart for the percentages and details | Source

Immigration

This section will be about the immigration laws for PR. It is very easy to become a citizen of PR, so read this to learn how.

Immigration

To become a Citizen of PR, is easier than most states of the U.S.A. The average time it takes is about 6 to 12 months. To qualify, you must not have been a resident for 15 years already, and must reside there for 183 days a year at least. You also must fill out the papers for tax authority, because there are no taxes in PR.

Why is this article getting made?

The reason I'm making this article is that PR day was canceled because of coronavirus, and so I wanted to write a series of articles for moving to the places of the Caribbean, and South America.

Average rent/bills

Once again, being in a city does affect the price of living. In San Juan a one-bedroom apartment average is $500. Outside the big cities though, it is about $388 a month. For a three-bedroom apartment in the city, it is about $816, and outside of cities is about $600. Next is bills: How much are they? For the basic bills (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage), it is all together about $203.03. For internet bills (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) is $64.09.

Article for more information:https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/country_result.jsp?country=Puerto+Rico

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Dangers of living in PR

First, the most dangerous thing I think that is here in PR, is hurricanes. Hurricane Irma and Maria destroyed PR, back in 2017. Many people died, and many peoples houses got destroyed, like my families home. Many Puerto Ricans came to the U.S.A. because PR was destroyed. That could happen again, but they are making stronger houses so something that devastating happens again. Second, PR like all places, has crime. In the tourist areas it is relatively safe. But if you go to more rural areas, again like any other place, can be dangerous.

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The Culture

The people of PR have LOTS of history and amazing culture, especially the food. All the food is very good, and surprisingly cheap! Including rice, chicken, and pork.

Puerto Rican slang!

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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      yvette hall 

      13 months ago

      I'm glad you find this article helpful!

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      Liz Westwood 

      13 months ago from UK

      This is a useful article for anyone considering a move to Puerto Rico.

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