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Living in Dominica

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 01, 2024

Summary: People describe life in Dominica as peaceful, laid-back, and beautiful. Expats love the natural beauty of the island, the friendly locals, and the low cost of living. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 per month. The population of Dominica is approximately 73,543 people, and the largest cities are Roseau, Portsmouth, and Marigot. The cons of living in Dominica include limited job opportunities, limited access to modern amenities, and the lack of a developed infrastructure. Additionally, the island is prone to natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes.

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What do I need to know about living in Dominica?

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

"Before retiring in Dominica, expats should be aware of the cost of living, which is generally higher than in other Caribbean countries. They should also research the availability of healthcare services and the quality of medical care. Additionally, expats should familiarize themselves with the local culture and customs, as well as the climate and weather patterns. It is also important to research the visa and residency requirements for expats, as well as the tax implications of living in Dominica. Finally, expats should consider the availability of recreational activities and amenities, such as shopping, dining, and entertainment," said one expat who made the move to Dominica.

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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.

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