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Moving to Martinique

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Moving to Martinique? Expats talk about what you need to know before moving to Martinique.

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What do I need to know before moving to Martinique?

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

"Try to stay close to the grocery store if you're with a family as stores close early and traffic can be extremely damaging to your day! Be prepared with your health records, and extra copies of everything," explained one expat living in Scholcher, Martinique.

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How do I find a place to live in Martinique?

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We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"It took us sometime to find the right neighborhood. The carribeans aren't like USA. Most areas are really simalar. We had to change our expectations on focus on our overall needs not wants. For example - with seven kids it's more important to live next to the grocery store rather than the playground," said another expat in Scholcher.

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What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Martinique?

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"We live in an apartment. This is very common here in Martinique. Most homes double as apartments as well," commented one expat who made the move to Scholcher.

What is the average cost of housing in Martinique?

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If you are thinking about moving to Martinique, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

"Housing cost are double the amount in comparison to USA. A typical 3 bedroom apartment in Missouri could cost you around $500-$1000. Here no less than $800 to start. It's very common for a three bedroom small apartment to cost €1200 average," remarked another expat who made the move to Scholcher.

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What should I pack when moving to Martinique?

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We asked people living in Martinique to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded:

"I really wish I back up copy of my birth certificate, my favorite book, and my shot records... I really should have left my coat, my tablet, and my cowboy boots," commented one expat who made the move to Scholcher.

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Why do people move to Martinique?

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When we asked people why foreigners move to Martinique, they responded:

"Most foreigners move to martinique to have better job opportunities. In the area of schoelcher, it's close to Fort de France as well as distant enough to get a little peace and quiet," remarked another expat in Schoelcher.

"Most people move to Martinique to enjoy the beaches, music, and rum. Other move to Martinique for a sense of calmness when sitting next to the ocean's breeze. Either way what they all find in a culture unique to their own," added one expat living in Fort-de-France.

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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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Learn what members have to say about living in Martinique.

Martinique Forum Martinique Forum
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Martinique on our Martinique forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

Martinique Index Martinique Index
An index of all of our site's Martinique information.

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

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Real Estate in MartiniqueReal Estate in Martinique

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Martinique.

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Advice for people renting and buying real estate in Martinique.

Cost of Living in MartiniqueCost of Living in Martinique

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