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An Expat Talks about Moving to
Lighthouse in 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!
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 in: good broom, more storage boxes, kitchen ustensiles
Left home: antique furniture, Lamps, kitchen appliance with european voltage
What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
Pack everyting in plastic storage boxes (lots of cockroaches here!!!)
Think about your security. Criminality is high in Nassau.
Choose a recent house. Think you may have lots of problems in a old house (plumbing, roof, etc...)
Try to have a spare room or a cottage for your guests/visitors.
What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?
Individual big house. Yes.
How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?
The security was very important to us. We live in a gated community. Not too far from my husband's office, airport and school.
Through a real estate agent.
Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?
Much higher. Starts at $10'000.
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