A typical island car can be purchased for approximately $800-$4000. However, many of the roads on the island are not well paved. Therefore, most students will make, at minimum, minor repairs to their vehicles during their stay.
Leasing a car is about $350 – $540/month, depending on the make and model of the vehicle. Leasing a car may require a slightly higher initial investment, but the leasing company generally covers repairs and other maintenance. If you do lease, you may wish to begin on a month-to-month basis. The most economical option would be to split the price of the car with a few friends. It is important to note, however, that everyone’s name can be put on the insurance, while only one person’s name is permitted on the lease.