Laying in staples (coffee, milk, cereal) costs about the same as in the northeast United States. Nothing is outrageously expensive. Most stores show prices in Eastern Caribbean (EC) dollars. The EC dollar equals slightly less than $.40 US, so that EC prices can give you “sticker shock” until you realize that the US dollar price is only 40% of the EC price. Everyone accepts US currency (or credit cards), and the cashiers are scrupulously honest in all respects (including converting EC to US and vice versa). Visa and Master Card are easily used in all larger stores and restaurants. Some, but fewer, accept American Express or Discovery.