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Pros and Cons of Living in the British Virgin Islands

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 04, 2024

Summary: The pros of living in the British Virgin Islands include the beautiful scenery, the warm climate, and the low cost of living. The islands are also known for their low crime rate and friendly locals. On the other hand, the cons of living in the British Virgin Islands include the limited job opportunities, the lack of public transportation, and the limited access to medical care. Additionally, the islands are prone to hurricanes and other natural disasters, which can cause significant damage.

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What are the pros and cons of living in the British Virgin Islands?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in the British Virgin Islands responded:

"Expats and digital nomads living in the British Virgin Islands enjoy the laid-back lifestyle, the stunning beaches, and the warm climate. They also appreciate the low cost of living and the lack of income tax. On the other hand, they may find the limited infrastructure and lack of public transportation to be a challenge. Additionally, the limited job opportunities and the lack of a vibrant nightlife may be a downside for some," said one expat in Brit. Virgin Isl..

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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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