Thanks Esko & Petri for the insights. We are planning to apply for residency when we retire to Bonaire.

I am currently a dive store owner, PADI Master Instructor and planning to attend Course Director training in 2012. I have been told in previous conversations with some DMs/instructors on Bonaire that part-time work is available for CD's. Hence, the questions regarding cost of living, so I can try to estimate how much will need to come from my retirement savings & how much I might be able to earn with part-time work.

Thanks again for all input