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Expat Guide to Living in Nassau

Whether you're already living in Nassau or preparing to move to Nassau, our Expat Guide to Living in Bahamas offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Nassau. For answers to specific questions, visit our Bahamas Forum to talk with expats in Nassau.

5 Tips for Living in Nassau in the Bahamas

Expats who choose to live in the Bahamas can explore a Caribbean paradise. Find out what it means to call Nassau, on the island of New Providence, your home.

Tips for Buying Propery in Nassau, Bahamas

Tips for Buying Propery in Nassau, Bahamas

An expat in the Bahamas offers in-depth advice about the real estate market in the Bahamas. Covers he most popular areas for expats like Sandyport, Old Fort Bay and Lyford Caye. Also, housing costs, the steps in buying property, closing costs and more.

Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance

Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance in Nassau

An expat living in Nassau, Bahamas talks about the quality of healthcare in the Bahamas. He explained that the hospitals and clinics in the Bahamas provide care more quickly than in this home country of Canada. Also, many expats in need of specialized care take a quick trip to Florida.

Moving to Nassau, Bahamas

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.

Moving to Nassau, Bahamas

When you're moving to the Bahamas, pack everything in plastic boxes to keep the cockroaches away, consider finding a home in a gated community for better security and make sure you have a extra room for your many guests!

Culture Shock in Nassau, Bahamas

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.

Culture Shock in Nassau, Bahamas

One expat in the Bahamas advised those considering a move there to visit the island several times before making a commitment to live there, make sure the paperwork is in order and know what they getting into prior to coming. She went on to explain that the island is quite segregated and prices are extremely high.

Retirement in Coral Harbour, 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 Nassau

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Nassau handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Nassau:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Nassau - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Nassau by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to Nassau Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Nassau? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Nassau? Below are some of the responses from expats in Nassau:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools in Nassau

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Nassau. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Nassau:
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Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Nassau. If you are already living in Nassau, 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

Retiring in Nassau 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 Nassau, by filling out our Overseas Retirement report. Below are some of the reports from expats in Nassau:
Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Nassau? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Nassau by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Nassau? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Nassau? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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Culture-Shock-in-NassauAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Nassau, Bahamas

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.

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 lif...

Living-in-New-ProvidenceAn Expat Discusses Living in New Providence, Bahamas

An expat on New Providence, an island that is home to the capital city of Nassau, offers advice on moving to the Bahamas and what it's like to live there. Finances, life as an expat, locals and more are covered in this report.

An expat on New Providence, an island that is home to the capital city of Nassau, offers advice on moving to the Bahamas and what it's like to live there. Finances, life as an expat, locals and more ...

11 Healthcare & Health Insurance Tips for Expats in The 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 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, p...

Expats in The Bahamas: Pros and Cons of Living 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 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...

15 Expats Talk about What It's Like Living in the Bahamas

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 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 livin...

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