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Real Estate in Martinique

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: People living in Martinique offer advice about real estate. How do you find a home in Martinique? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in Martinique?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"It took us sometime to find the right neighborhood. The carribeans aren't like USA. Most areas are really simalar. We had to change our expectations on focus on our overall needs not wants. For example - with seven kids it's more important to live next to the grocery store rather than the playground," explained one expat living in Scholcher, Martinique.

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What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Martinique?

"We live in an apartment. This is very common here in Martinique. Most homes double as apartments as well," said another person in Scholcher.

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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," added another expat who made the move to Scholcher.

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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," said another foreigner living in Scholcher, Martinique.

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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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