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Pros and Cons of Living in Bahamas

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 11, 2023

Summary: The pros of living in the Bahamas include the beautiful beaches, warm climate, and vibrant culture. The country is also known for its low taxes and relaxed lifestyle. On the other hand, the cost of living in the Bahamas can be quite high, and the infrastructure is not as developed as in other countries. Additionally, the Bahamas is prone to hurricanes and other natural disasters, which can be a cause for concern.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Bahamas?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Bahamas responded:

"Expats and digital nomads living in the Bahamas enjoy the warm climate, beautiful beaches, and laid-back lifestyle. They also appreciate the low cost of living and the fact that English is the official language. On the downside, expats and digital nomads may find the lack of infrastructure and public transportation inconvenient, and the limited job opportunities can be a challenge. Additionally, the high cost of imported goods can be a burden," explained one expat living in Bahamas.

"We moved from a different international location. Our interview process was extremely long so we were able to do a ton of research before making our decision to move. Boots on the ground is the best way to get a feel for any country and would suggest a visit prior to decision. Love the lifestyle here. willing to deal with all the negatives to live here. We have made great friends and remain active socially. Research the schools if you have kids. Some fit better than others. We are very happy with our decision for our kids (7/4). You must be flexible to live in any foreign land and the Bahamas is no different. Understanding the culture is paramount to a successful tenure. Unless, you have enough money to isolate yourself in certain areas. Happy to explain or speak on any issue to help someone out," said one expat in living in Nassau, Bahamas.

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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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