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Living in Barbados

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 10, 2022

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Barbados. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.

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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 Barbados.

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

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An index of all of our site's Barbados information.

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Help others in Barbados by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Barbados.

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Expats in Barbados offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in Barbados.

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Expats in Barbados offer advice about healthcare in Barbados.

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Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Barbados.

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An overview of healthcare and health insurance in Barbados including finding a doctor, emergency medical care and transport, medical evacuation, expat health insurance options, recommended vaccinations, common diseases in Barbados, quality of hospitals and medical care, having a baby in Barbados and more.

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Barbados GuideBarbados Guide
Learn what members have to say about living in Barbados.

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

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

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

Expat Healthcare Advice in BarbadosHealthcare & Health Insurance in Barbados

Expats in Barbados offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in Barbados.

Expat Talk about Healthcare Advice in BarbadosMembers Talk about Healthcare & Health Insurance in Barbados

Expats in Barbados offer advice about healthcare in Barbados.

Real Estate in BarbadosReal Estate in Barbados

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Barbados.

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Barbados is inviting people to live and work for up to a year. Their online application and 5-7 day turnaround time is remarkable and something we hope other countries will learn from.

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Barbados recently introduced the 12 month Barbados Welcome Stamp to enable people to easily live and work on the island for up to 12 months. The online application is probably the easiest and quickest process we've ever seen.

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An overview of healthcare and health insurance in Barbados including finding a doctor, emergency medical care and transport, medical evacuation, expat health insurance options, recommended vaccinations, common diseases in Barbados, quality of hospitals and medical care, having a baby in Barbados and more.

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