There are plenty of arguments to be had about which is better: buying or renting? Both have their pros and cons but it's pretty hard to argue with this: You can pretty much purchase an island (yes, an actual island) for less than you can buy a New York City apartment.
Don't believe us? Check this out. A 2-bedroom apartment on New York's Upper West Side, which costs over $1.3 million to purchase. For nearly $300,000 less, you can be the proud owner of Canso Islands in Nova Scotia. This 350-acre island will run you a cool $1,018,360 and give you not one, but two, islands to vacation on. You would only be a 10-minute boat ride from the nearby wharf and four hours from Halifax International Airport. One minor drawback, when you purchase that Upper West Side apartment, you'll have a roof and walls and some other nice amenities, like a bathroom. The Canso Islands are non-developed and would be yours to do what you'd like.
If you're looking for something a little closer to home, there may be some options here in the States. Back in 2012, Nay Pond Island off the cost of New Hampshire was on the market for an affordable $119,000.
So while you motor through your Tuesday, take a moment to dream big, friends, and imagine what you would do with an island of your own.