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What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home.
Brought with me: my furniture, books, dvds
Left at home: nothing
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What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
Consider traffic and safety when choosing.
What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?
Condo. Both houses and condo's are usual with expats.
How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?
We use a real estate agent. We choose the western side of the island, no traffic! But of course it depends where your office is located.
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Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?
Much much much higher. It varies. USD 3,000 per month will get you a decent apartment. USD 7,000 per month will get you a big house.
Guide to Living 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.
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