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Moving to Nassau, Bahamas

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jun 05, 2023

Summary: Nassau, Bahamas is a popular destination for expats due to its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and year-round warm climate. The city is also known for its low cost of living, making it an attractive option for those looking to stretch their budget. Additionally, the city is home to a diverse population, with a variety of cultures and languages represented. Before moving to Nassau, it is important to be aware of the cost of living, which is higher than many other Caribbean islands. Additionally, the city is prone to hurricanes and other natural disasters, so it is important to have a plan in place in case of an emergency. It is also important to research the local laws and regulations, as well as the job market, to ensure a smooth transition. Finally, it is important to be aware of the local customs and culture, as well as the language, to ensure a successful integration into the community.

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What do I need to know before moving to Nassau?

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

"Pack everyting in plastic storage boxes (lots of cockroaches here!!!) Think about your security. Criminality is high in Nassau. Choose a recent house. Think you may have lots of problems in a old house (plumbing, roof, etc...) Try to have a spare room or a cottage for your guests/visitors," remarked one expat in Nassau, Bahamas.

"Nassau is a beautiful and vibrant city with a lot to offer expats. Before moving to Nassau, it is important to research the cost of living, as it is higher than many other Caribbean cities. Additionally, expats should be aware that the official language is English, but the local dialect is a mix of English and Bahamian Creole. It is also important to note that the currency is the Bahamian Dollar, which is pegged to the US Dollar. Finally, expats should be aware that the climate is tropical and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-80s year-round," said one expat in Nassau.

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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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