×
Interested in our Partner Program for businesses or our Local Guide Program for experienced expats and digital nomads? Click here to learn more.
Moving to Bermuda | Expat Exchange
Expat Exchange
Free MembershipSign In
Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda

Moving to Bermuda

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 08, 2024

Summary: Many expats and digital nomads move to Bermuda for its beautiful beaches, warm climate, and low taxes. Additionally, Bermuda is known for its high quality of life and its friendly people. People looking for a place to live in Bermuda can find a variety of rental options, from apartments to villas. The most popular cities for expats and digital nomads in Bermuda are Hamilton, St. George's, and Somerset.

Allianz Care
Allianz Care
Allianz Care
Allianz Care

What do I need to know before moving to Bermuda?

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

"Before moving to Bermuda, expats should be aware that the cost of living is high due to the island's import taxes. Additionally, Bermuda has a subtropical climate with hot and humid summers and mild winters. Expats should also be aware that English is the official language of Bermuda, although some locals may also speak Portuguese. Furthermore, Bermuda has a strong cultural heritage and a vibrant nightlife. Finally, expats should be aware that Bermuda has a high standard of healthcare and a well-developed public transportation system," remarked one expat who made the move to Bermuda.

"Although Bermudians are committed to driving, bus service is excellent and one of the few real values to be had in Bermuda. I take a 15 minute ride to work each day and pay $45 a month for unlimited service on a bus that runs every 15 minutes. Also, there is only one car allowed per household. Not all apartments come with a registration number, which is necessary to own a car. Be aware that about 10 deaths occur each year to scooter riders -- roads are narrow and very treacharous. There are some rough areas in Bermuda and also, there is a lot local of resentment about expats in Bermuda. However, since there are about 15,000 expats working on an island of 65,000 people, there is plenty of interaction available. That said, what is called 'rough' in Bermuda would probably be a lower-middle-class environment in most places. Just two areas to be avoided at night," explained one expat living in Bermuda, Bermuda.

Answer this Question

How do I find a place to live in Bermuda?

Please login to continue reading this article.

Not a member? Join Today (it's free).

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda

William Russell
William Russell

Get a quote for international health insurance from our partner, William Russell.
Get Quote

William RussellWilliam Russell

Get a quote for international health insurance from our partner, William Russell.
Get Quote

Contribute to Bermuda Network Contribute
Help others in Bermuda by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Bermuda.

Allianz Care
Allianz Care

Copyright 1997-2024 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal Partners & Local Guides