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Moving to Falmouth, Jamaica

An expat in Falmouth, Jamaica offers some insight into moving there. It includes cost of living information, what to bring and what you might want to leave at home. (Read More)

Moving to Montego Bay, Jamaica

Food and electronics are very expensive in Jamaica. Stock up on spices and kitchen stuff before you come and be sure to ship your electronics! (Read More)

Moving to Negril, Jamaica

An expat living in Negril commented, "it's important to be where you feel safe and where you are close to what is important, be it the beach and the nightlife, or the friends you've made, or other ex-pats..i would rent on the beach, and meet people, before deciding where you want to live...even if you've been a vacationer, it's not the " (Read More)

Moving to Ocho Rios, Jamaica

An expat in Ocho Rios wrote, "Jamaica is dangerous, it is dangerous to drive in, walk in or just hang around in.

Get a good vehicle (They don't do second hand well here so I would get new if possible). Get a 4X4 as roads are crap!!

The only place to live are holiday apartments behind a security barrier, this said, al" (Read More)

Moving to Falmouth, Jamaica

Another expat in Falmouth advised, "Ask around to find a good deal. Don't trust anyone because everyone is looking for a cut from the deal. Learn to take life slowly because the amenities you might be accustom to will not be at your fingertips. You have to wait for phone, internet and cable service. Your wait might be up to 3 months." (Read More)

Moving to Ocho Rios, Jamaica

An expat living in Ocho Rios commented, "Do your research and don't just think moving to a tropical island will be pleasure. There's always some pain involved LOL. And even though I've traveled here 15 times over 8 years before moving it's still a culture shock to be here and I learn something new every day. When you're a resident you c" (Read More)

Moving to Ocho Rios, Jamaica

An expat in Ocho Rios wrote, "If you have a chance, give yourself plenty time to look for a good place. Call the realtors around, ask friends and acquaintances if they know of a good place. The town is very small and everyone knows one another. So, if you get in the right circle, you are bound to find help in all areas. " (Read More)

Moving to Manchester, Jamaica

Another expat in Manchester advised, "never rush into anything, look around the island first listen to friends or family that have returned to jamaica. i stayed with family before we built our house after i was sure thats were i wanted to live we went ahead and built. My biggest worry was i had three young children. i asked around about" (Read More)

Moving to Negril, Jamaica

An expat living in Negril commented, "Things change often here in Jamaica. It's best you contact a person you know for advice on current living conditions or accommodations. I run a blog at http://www.jamaicamax.com with details on current market condition's in Negril and Jamaica." (Read More)

Moving to Calabar, Jamaica

An expat in Calabar wrote, "Unless your very wealthy, don't." (Read More)

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Moving to Jamaica: 8 Things to Know Before Moving to Jamaica

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.

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 ...

International Schools in Jamaica

Expats in Jamaica discuss the best schools for expat children - from very expat-oriented schools like AISK and Hillel to more local private schools like St. Andrews and Montego Bay Christian Academy.

Expats in Jamaica discuss the best schools for expat children - from very expat-oriented schools like AISK and Hillel to more local private schools like St. Andrews and Montego Bay Christian Academy. ...

Moving-To-JamaicaExpats Talk about What it's Like Moving to Jamaica

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7 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. This article highlights the 7 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. ...

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Moving-To-FalmouthAn Expat Talks about Moving to Falmouth, Jamaica

An expat in Falmouth, Jamaica offers some insight into moving there. It includes cost of living information, what to bring and what you might want to leave at home.

10 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. Members share their advice about deciding where to live, finding a home, choosing a school and cost-saving shopping strategies.

Expat Jamaica: An Interview with Mike Miville

An Expat Interview with Mike Miville, an expat helping to find long-term sources of water in Jamaica.

International Schools in Jamaica

Expats in Jamaica discuss the best schools for expat children - from very expat-oriented schools like AISK and Hillel to more local private schools like St. Andrews and Montego Bay Christian Academy.

Expatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in Jamaica from our partner, Cigna Global Health.
Get a Quote

Moving to Jamaica: 8 Things to Know Before Moving to Jamaica

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.

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 ...

International Schools in Jamaica

Expats in Jamaica discuss the best schools for expat children - from very expat-oriented schools like AISK and Hillel to more local private schools like St. Andrews and Montego Bay Christian Academy.

Expats in Jamaica discuss the best schools for expat children - from very expat-oriented schools like AISK and Hillel to more local private schools like St. Andrews and Montego Bay Christian Academy. ...

Moving-To-JamaicaExpats Talk about What it's Like Moving to Jamaica

Already living abroad? Write a report about moving overseas to help people preparing to move abroad.

7 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. This article highlights the 7 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. ...

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