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Pros and Cons of Living in Dominica

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 02, 2024

Summary: The pros of living in Dominica include its stunning natural beauty, with lush rainforests, white sand beaches, and a variety of wildlife. The country also has a low cost of living, making it an attractive option for those looking to stretch their budget. Additionally, Dominica is a safe and peaceful country with a friendly and welcoming population. The cons of living in Dominica include its limited infrastructure, with limited access to modern amenities and services. Additionally, the country is prone to natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes, which can cause significant damage and disruption. Finally, Dominica has a limited job market, making it difficult for expats to find employment.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Dominica?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Dominica responded:

"Expats and digital nomads living in Dominica appreciate the island's natural beauty, with its lush rainforests, stunning beaches, and crystal-clear waters. They also enjoy the laid-back lifestyle and friendly locals. Additionally, the cost of living is relatively low, making it an attractive destination for those looking to stretch their budget. On the downside, Dominica's infrastructure is not as developed as other Caribbean islands, and the lack of public transportation can be a challenge. Additionally, the island is prone to natural disasters, such as hurricanes, which can disrupt life for extended periods of time," said one expat in 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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