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Moving to Bahamas

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on May 21, 2023

Summary: Many expats and digital nomads move to the Bahamas for its beautiful beaches, warm climate, and relaxed lifestyle. The most popular cities for expats and digital nomads in the Bahamas are Nassau, Freeport, and Grand Bahama. People looking for a place to live in the Bahamas can search online for rental properties, contact a real estate agent, or look for postings on local expat forums.

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What do I need to know before moving to Bahamas?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Bahamas, they said:

"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," commented one expat who made the move to Nassau.

"The Bahamas is a beautiful island nation situated in the Caribbean, offering a unique blend of adventure and relaxation. Expats should be aware that the local language is English, so it is helpful to know the basics, although most everyday conversations will be conducted in English. It's wise to research transport options before arriving in The Bahamas as public transportation is limited. Additionally, expats should be aware that the cost of living is relatively high compared to other countries in the Caribbean, and expats may need to adjust their budget accordingly. Despite these considerations, moving to The Bahamas can still be an incredibly rewarding experience and should be a smooth transition for those prepared to live in a tropical island paradise," remarked one expat in Bahamas.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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