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Pros and Cons of Living in Jamaica
By Betsy Burlingame
Last updated on Nov 27, 2021
Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what expats and digital nomads have to say about the pros and cons of living in Jamaica.
What are the pros and cons of living in Jamaica?
Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Jamaica responded:
"Life as an expat was expensive in Jamaica but worth living due to local people, music, food, nature. Working was a challenge due to mentality of people. But at the end everything worked out well . It is a matter of trust!!! I would definitely like to go back even to live for some time. I have also lived in the Bahamas for 4 years before Jamaica. Beautiful place but the people are not that nice towards the expats. Also expensive and all services were over estimated,"
remarked another expat in Kingston.
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