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Moving to Freeport, Bahamas

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: Many expats are attracted to Freeport, Bahamas for its stunning beaches, warm climate, and vibrant culture. Freeport is a great place to live for those looking for a relaxed lifestyle and plenty of outdoor activities. The cost of living is also relatively low compared to other Caribbean destinations. Before moving to Freeport, it is important to be aware of the tropical storms that can occur during hurricane season. It is also important to research the local laws and regulations, as well as the availability of healthcare and other services. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the local customs and culture, and to be respectful of the local people. Finally, it is important to be aware of the cost of living and to budget accordingly.

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What do I need to know before moving to Freeport?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Freeport, they said:

"Freeport is a great place to live for expats looking for a tropical paradise. It is important to note that the cost of living in Freeport is higher than in many other parts of the Bahamas. Additionally, the weather in Freeport is hot and humid year-round, so expats should be prepared for the heat. English is the official language of the Bahamas, but many locals also speak Creole. Expats should also be aware that the Bahamas is a popular tourist destination, so there can be a lot of crowds during peak season. Finally, expats should research the local laws and regulations before moving to Freeport, as they may be different from their home country," commented one expat who made the move to Freeport.

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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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