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Cost of Living in Martinique

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Sep 23, 2022

Summary: What is the cost of living in Martinique? Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Martinique talk about the general living costs, the cost of housing and health insurance.

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What is the average cost of housing in Martinique?

If you are thinking about moving to Martinique, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

"Housing cost are double the amount in comparison to USA. A typical 3 bedroom apartment in Missouri could cost you around $500-$1000. Here no less than $800 to start. It's very common for a three bedroom small apartment to cost €1200 average," remarked another in Scholcher.

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What are typical rental prices for expats in Martinique?

"Below €1,000 you could find a lot of rental properties in general areas around the island. Sometime you can find a 4 bedroom. everything really depends on how much you search. Each area is almost identical when it comes to prices of rent; However, you can find cheaper apartments in Fort de France, sometimes; seasonal renting seems to be a lot higher. Between 30 to 100€ per night," said another expat.

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What appliances are typically included in a rental?

We asked foreigners in Martinique what appliances are typically included in a rental, and, if there is anything else included or not included that a newcomer would not expect. Replies included:

"Usually when renting a property you get a stove, and sometimes a fridge. Some apartments or homes come fully furnished. Especially because this is a tourists island," mentioned another expat living in Scholcher.

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About the Author

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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