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Expat Guide to Living in Kingston

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

More Culture Shock Reports for Kingston

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

What are people's priorities in Kingston - 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 Kingston by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

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Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Kingston? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Kingston? Help others moving to Kingston by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

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International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Kingston with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Kingston, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

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Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Kingston. If you are already living in Kingston, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

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Overseas Retirement Report

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 Kingston by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

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

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Working Abroad Report

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

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Join our Jamaica forum to meet other expats and talk about living in Jamaica.

Living in Jamaica GuideLiving in Jamaica Guide

People from all over the globe have found their way to Jamaica to live as an expat in the Caribbean Sea. Expats already there are quick to point out

Moving to JamaicaMoving to Jamaica Guide

Expats move to Jamaica for a variety of reasons. Some go for work, while others want to retire there or live an island lifestyle. Moving to Jamaica requires thorough research and a recognition that island life is can be quite different than one might expect.

Best Places to Live in Jamaica Best Places to Live in Jamaica

If you're thinking of moving to Jamaica or retiring in Jamaica, deciding where to live is not as simple as you think. Jamaica is a large island with numerous cities and towns that appeal to expats.

Healthcare in JamaicaHealthcare in Jamaica

Expats in Jamaica share tips and advice about healthcare and health insurance in Jamaica. Advice about private hospitals, leaving the country for surgery, the Zika virus, the availability and cost of prescription medicines and more.

Real Estate JamaicaReal Estate in Jamaica

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Jamaica.

Pros Cons of Living in JamaicaPros & Cons of Living in Jamaica

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Jamaica.

10 Tips for Living in Jamaica10 Tips for Living in Jamaica

Jamaica is a well-known island getaway, but living there is not an extended vacation. Expensive schools, safety issues and high cost of living are all challenges for expats.

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