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Moving to Micoud, Saint Lucia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

Summary: Moving to Micoud, Saint Lucia? Expats talk about what you need to know before moving to Micoud.

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What do I need to know before moving to Micoud?

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

"Before moving to Micoud, expats should know that the official language is English, but many locals also speak a French-based Creole. The cost of living is relatively low compared to many Western countries, but imported goods can be expensive. The local currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, but US dollars are also widely accepted. Expats should be aware that the climate is tropical, with a wet season from June to November and a dry season from December to May. Healthcare facilities in Micoud are basic, so expats may need to travel to the capital, Castries, for more serious medical issues. The crime rate in Saint Lucia is higher than in many Western countries, but most crimes are non-violent and targeted at businesses rather than individuals. Expats should take standard precautions to protect their personal safety and belongings. The local cuisine is a blend of Creole, Indian, and British influences, with a focus on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. The local culture is friendly and welcoming, with a laid-back lifestyle and a strong emphasis on community and family. Expats should also be aware that while Saint Lucia is a popular tourist destination, Micoud is a more rural and less developed part of the island. This means that while it offers a more authentic and peaceful experience, it also has fewer amenities and services than more touristy areas. Finally, expats moving to Micoud should be prepared for the slower pace of life and the 'island time' mentality, which can be a big adjustment for those used to a more fast-paced lifestyle," explained one expat living in Micoud, Saint Lucia.

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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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