Expat Guide to Living in Bahamas
Whether you're already living in Bahamas or preparing to move to Bahamas, our Expat Guide to Living in Bahamas offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Bahamas. For answers to specific questions, visit our Bahamas Forum to talk with expats in Bahamas.
Expats in The Bahamas share tips and advice about healthcare and health insurance in The Bahamas. Advice about emergency services on smaller islands, flying to Florida for care, ambulance services, prescription medicine and having a baby in the Bahamas.
Expats in the Bahamas discuss the pros and cons of living in the Bahamas. Topics covered include meeting people, the friendly Bahamians, beautiful beaches, schools, go-with-the-flow attitude, cost of living and the lack of eldercare facilities. Expats in the Bahamas have specific advice about where to live if you have kids and want to meet people.
Expats in the Bahamas describe what it's like living on an island nation. Cultural adjustment, life in the Bahamas, where to live, meeting people and more is described by people with experience living there.
Expats in The Bahamas share 13 key considerations for anyone planning to move to the Bahamas.
Expats in the Bahamas live in the Caribbean but are very close to the U.S. Find out what it means to call Freeport, on the island of Grand Bahamas, your home. Some of it is island paradise, while other parts of the experience are clearly not.
An expat talks about making the move to The Bahamas. He wishes he'd brought cooler work clothing and tech-friendly items. Plus, be prepared for higher utility bills, such as a $500 to $750 a month power bill.
Work with a good realtor. Talk to people and look at websites. Look for "security" first and foremost. Gated community feels safest if you are alone.
An expat in the Bahamas says that learning to throw away schedules and live on island time in one of the most challenging aspects of living in the Bahamas. But, he also explains how the laid back lifestyle and less stressful work environment is one of the most rewarding aspects... you have more time to listen to and be present for your children.
What's it like to move to paradise in the Bahamas? An expat on Treasure Cay, Abaco provides some great insight into her culture shock, an absence of culture, and even the various stages of imbibing as an expat in the Bahamas.
An expat who retired in Coral Harbour, Bahamas talks about what it's like living there - from the thriving nightlife to the lack of big stores, financial requirements for permanent residence and healthcare.
More Culture Shock Reports for Bahamas
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Bahamas handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Bahamas:
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More Living in Bahamas Reports
What are people's priorities in Bahamas - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Bahamas:
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More Moving to Bahamas Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Bahamas? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Bahamas? Below are some of the responses from expats in Bahamas:
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Reviews of Schools in Bahamas
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Bahamas. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Bahamas:
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Bahamas. If you are already living in Bahamas, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
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Retiring in Bahamas Reports
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Bahamas, by filling out our Overseas Retirement report. Below are some of the reports from expats in Bahamas:
Working in Bahamas Reports
What's it like to find a job in Bahamas? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Bahamas? Below are some of the reports from expats in Bahamas:
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10 Tips for Living in The Bahamas
From duties on household goods to bringing your dog, expats in the Bahamas offer advice for expats and people moving to the Bahamas.