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Margate, England

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 02, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Margate, UK: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know about living in Margate?

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

"Before retiring in Margate, expats should know that the cost of living is relatively lower compared to other parts of the UK, especially London. The town is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant arts scene, and historic architecture, offering a relaxed lifestyle. English is the primary language spoken, but the community is diverse and welcoming to foreigners. Healthcare in the UK is primarily provided by the National Health Service (NHS), which is free at the point of use for all UK residents. Expats, however, should check their eligibility for NHS services and may need to consider private health insurance. The weather in Margate is milder than in many other parts of the UK, with warmer summers and milder winters. However, it can be quite windy due to its coastal location. Public transportation in Margate is reliable, with regular bus and train services. The town is also quite walkable, and cycling is a popular mode of transport. Expats should also be aware of the UK's tax system. The UK has a double taxation agreement with many countries, which means you won't have to pay tax in two countries. However, it's important to get advice on this matter as it can be complex. Finally, while Margate is generally safe, like any place, it has areas that are safer than others. It's advisable to research neighborhoods thoroughly before deciding where to live," explained one expat living in Margate, England.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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