Conventional economic wisdom suggests that the costs of getting goods to a small Atlantic island a couple of hundred miles west of the coast of North Africa would push up prices.
The stars were out in force at Coachella yesterday and they all ensured they were styled to perfection.
The price of a beer is usually a pretty good indicator of relative costs.
A bottle of Coral at the atmospheric and central Café do Teatro in the capital, Funchal, cost just €1.70 (a glass of wine is €2.50).
More recently there has been redevelopment of derelict mills into flats, and regenerating of city areas.
According to the 2011 census the Dewsbury urban sub-area had a population of 62,945.