replied to the thread Moving to bermuda
on the Bermuda forum on August 25, 2014:
I have accepted an offer to work in bermuda, 85k plus bouns.
Im coming alone, and is that enough to survive on the island, i will also be paying for housing and travel
Short answer is yes.
You will need up to $2500 per month for housing if living alone, $400 for mobile, internet and TV, $500 per month for gas, electricity. which leaves you with enough for food and clothes.
Plus capital outlay of $3K for moped or twice that for car.
If you are moving on your own, you could either do a house share or a bachelors apt to save money. Emoo is the best place to find a place to live or use a relocation company...
replied to the thread Do i stay or do i go ?
on the Bermuda forum:
Ok , so i have been working up to moving to Bermuda for the last year , my ex partner came over last year , i was planned to join him later this year, we have now separated, i still really want to come to Bermuda as i have a job lined up and have worked extremely hard to get certain Qualifications. Ok so in your opinions, is this wise ,is it likely to see alot of each other, i have been to Bermuda a few times this past year so i realise the size. I would love nothing more than to come to work in Bermuda for lifestyle, culture and definately the job role but as is expected wouldnt like to bump into the ex partner everyday. Is this more than likely ?
Wish I could be more encouraging, but not only are you likely to see your ex on the street, in the bank, definitely out at nights, but Bermuda is well known for loving to gossip .. one of the things that drove me nuts was that each evening, my (now) ex would ask me who the man I had lunch with at abc restaurant was. You need a thick skin and don't care attitude to get along there.
I have doing research for about a year now and am considering moving to Bermuda as long as I can get a job. I am a designated accountant in Canada. I will be coming alone so I was hoping for any comments/advice. I know this is kind of an open ended question, but any comments are appreciated! Thank you
I live in Bermuda,
If you find a job here, there are relocation companies that can help you with your move. But you can also look on Emoo Bermuda for apartments for rent, so you can see what is out there.
There are no taxes when shopping on the island, but everything is more expensive than back home in Canada. If you have specific questions, just ask and I will see what I can do to help out
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Hi I am moving to bermuda in a couple of months. I am already living as an expat and have lots of personal belongings I need to either ship or sell. I wont bring large furniture items as not sure on accomadation as yet. I have an allowance so want to make the most of it. What do people recommend I bring that's hard to get or expensive to buy.. Is it worth shipping items such as crockery and kitchen utensils? I have read Toiltries are a good thing to bring? What about quality bedding, towels etc if I have should I dump it or bring it? Thanks in advance for any help or advice..
I arrived one year or so with nothing but clothes and a folding bike. We bought most of our furniture form one or two leaving island sales and the landlady found us some other bits and pieces including beds. Yes it is all second hand but mostly decent pieces of furniture. We will hand it on when we leave as we have a furnished home back in UK.
Towels, sheets and bedding is costly so maybe if I was coming out again I would bring a spare set of each. if you have quality stuff then bring it - we can get quality stuff here but for a price.
Crockery and kitchen equipment - several thrift outlets have lots on the shelves.
Electrical and electronics are all very expensive - bring a computer and wiring if you can, with the necessary transformers or adapters. But electric toothbrushes won't work if you come from UK, get one here at PriceRight.
if you have one bring a folding camp chair for outings, garden and picnics - they are twice the cost out here cf UK or States.
clothes are limited in choice so bring plenty - but you have to have owned them for six months if you want to avoid paying duty on them - anything newer attracts 25% customs duties.
Your personal belongs, Towels, sheets, bedding, but you can always go on the website EMOO, its a website for people buying and selling 2nd hand items.
Hi am moving to bermuda and was trying to locate a hash house harriers I found one site but seems no longer active. Is there an active group? How can I get in touch?
Not exactly sure of Hash house harriers but there are many running groups on the Island, there are tri-atholon groups on the island