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Posted on Nov 18, 2013

29 Private Islands That Cost Less Than An NYU Degree

That's a lot of islands.

NYU is currently the priciest college in the United States, totaling $179,380 for four years of tuition and mandatory fees, not including books, food, or housing.

Here are some island alternatives.

1. COST: $39,999

Name: Chandler Island

Location: Wohoa Bay, Maine

Size: 1 acre

Includes: A kick-ass gazebo

2. COST: $57,597

Name: Porcupine Lake Island

Location: Nova Scotia

Size: 3.88 acres

3. COST: $62,396

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Name: Morans Island

Location: New Brunswick

Size: 4 acres

4. COST: $62,396

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Name: Whispering Trees Island

Location: Nova Scotia

Size: 3.66 acres

5. COST: $73,753

Name: Location: Size: Features:

Name: David Island

Location: Nova Scotia

Size: 5 acres

6. COST: $76,796

Name: Johns Lake Island

Location: Nova Scotia

Size: 23.1 acres

7. COST: $79,500

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Name: Ilha Caetano

Location: Brazil

Size: 16 acres

Includes: A small house

8. COST: $86,395

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Name: Tarpaulin Island

Location: Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia

Size: 5 acres

9. COST: $94,075

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Name: Little Ricky Island

Location: Halifax County, Nova Scotia

Size: 7.7 acres

10. COST: $95,025

Name: Hog Island

Location: New Brunswick

Size: 4 acres

11. COST: $105,594

Name: Goose Island

Location: Halifax County, Nova Scotia

Size: 14.75 acres

12. COST: $114,895

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Name: Kotteroy Island

Location: Norway

Size: 12.35 acres

13. COST: $125,000

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Name: Naomi Island

Location: New York, 90 miles north of New York City

Size: 5 acres

14. COST: $145,000

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Name: Isla Esmerelda

Location: Tamaulipas, Mexico

Size: 3.70 acres

15. COST: $169,727

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Name: American Island

Location: British Columbia

Size: 8 acres

16. COST: $172,790

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Name: Orkney Island

Location: Halifax County, Nova Scotia

Size: 16.5 acres

17. COST: $174,576

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Name: Leader Island

Location: Jeddore Harbour, Nova Scotia

Size: 11 acres

18. COST: $175,000

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Name: Fisherman's Point Island

Location: Goosebay, Michigan

Size: 2 acres

Includes: 1-story cottage

Now, if we add books and two years of housing, our island budget rises to $222,944.

19. COST: $199,000

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Name: Birch Island

Location: Waldo County, Maine

Size: 6 acres

20. COST: $199,000

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Name: Kastawei Island

Location: Vanuatu, South Pacific

Size: .81 acres

21. COST: $215,988

Name: Little Brother Island

Location: Queens County, Nova Scotia

Size: 36.96 acres

Includes: A log cabin

22. COST: $218,220

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Name: Dokis Marina Island

Location: Ontario

Size: .5 acres

Includes: A 2-story house

Finally, with books and four years of housing, our island budget reaches $256,188.

23. COST: $225,000

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Name: Lark Caye

Location: Placencia, Belize

Size: 2.2 acres

24. COST: $230,000

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Name: Maru Island

Location: Ise Mie Prefecture, Japan

Size: 1,022 square miles

25. COST: $241,497

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Name: Boyce Island

Location: Ontario

Size: 1.5 acres

Includes: A cottage and a guest house

26. COST: $247,629

Name: Isla Alhambra

Location: Bahia, Brazil

Size: 9 acres

Includes: A treehouse

27. COST: $250,000

Name: Underwood Island

Location: Connecticut

Size: 2 acres

Includes: A 1 story house

28. COST: $250,000

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Name: Pine Island

Location: Alexander township, Maine

Size: 12 acres

Includes: A 1-story house

29. COST: $250,000

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Name: Bird Island

Location: Lake Griffin, Florida

Size: 50 acres

Includes: A 2-bedroom house

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