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Moving to Falmouth, Jamaica

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: Many expats are attracted to Falmouth, Jamaica for its laid-back atmosphere, stunning beaches, and vibrant culture. The city is also known for its rich history, with many historical sites and monuments to explore. Additionally, the cost of living in Falmouth is relatively low, making it an attractive destination for expats. Before moving to Falmouth, it is important to be aware of the tropical climate, which can be hot and humid. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the local laws and customs, and to take necessary precautions to stay safe. Finally, it is important to research the local job market and housing options before making the move.

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What do I need to know before moving to Falmouth?

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

"Ask around to find a good deal. Don't trust anyone because everyone is looking for a cut from the deal. Learn to take life slowly because the amenities you might be accustom to will not be at your fingertips. You have to wait for phone, internet and cable service. Your wait might be up to 3 months," remarked one expat who made the move to Falmouth.

"Keep in mind the location if you do not have a car. You will want to be close enough to public transportation. Route taxis (taxis that go along a specific route only) travel outside of many of the subdivisions/schemes and along main roads. If I can be of help to anyone, just let me know," explained one expat living in Falmouth, Jamaica.

"Falmouth is a beautiful and diverse community offering many cultural experiences. It is important for expats moving to the area to research the culture and climate before arriving, as this will help them prepare for the transition. Although English is the official national language, Jamaican Patois is widely spoken throughout the country. It is important to understand the differences in language and customs in order to respect the local culture. Additionally, some of the key safety tips to keep in mind when relocating to Falmouth include avoiding traveling alone, being aware of your surroundings, and avoiding appearance of being wealthy. Finally, Jamaica is a very affordable place to live and has a range of rental options to suit any budget," said one expat in Falmouth, Jamaica.

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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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