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Pros and Cons of Living in Saint Lucia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Oct 24, 2023

Summary: The pros of living in Saint Lucia include its stunning natural beauty, with lush rainforests, white sand beaches, and the iconic Pitons. The country also has a vibrant culture, with a rich history and a variety of festivals and events throughout the year. Additionally, the cost of living is relatively low, making it an attractive destination for those looking to stretch their budget. The cons of living in Saint Lucia include the lack of infrastructure and public transportation, which can make it difficult to get around. Additionally, the country is prone to natural disasters such as hurricanes, which can cause significant damage and disruption. Finally, the economy is largely dependent on tourism, which can be unpredictable and unreliable.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Saint Lucia?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Saint Lucia responded:

"Expats and digital nomads living in Saint Lucia enjoy the beautiful scenery, with its lush rainforests, stunning beaches, and majestic mountains. They also appreciate the friendly locals, the low cost of living, and the relaxed pace of life. On the downside, some expats and digital nomads find the lack of infrastructure and public transportation to be a challenge, as well as the limited job opportunities. Additionally, the island's small size can make it difficult to find a variety of activities and entertainment," explained one expat in Saint Lucia.

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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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