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Pros and Cons of Living in Bahamas

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Oct 14, 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:

"The people are amazing. There is a large influx of young locals who are transforming spaces, thinking, culture and experiences. Older locals are gracious and wonderful. Certain areas have seen better days but there is a move to bring them back to former glory. The place has real beauty, despite the need for urban regeneration. There are lots of nearby quiet places a boat ride away in neighbouring islands. Overarchingly I feel grateful to be able to call this home," said one member in Nassau.

"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," remarked one expat in 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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