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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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:
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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
Submit a Moving 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 an International School Review
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:
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.
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Submit a Retire Abroad 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:
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.
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