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Southport, 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 Southport, UK: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know about living in Southport?

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

"Expats considering retirement in Southport, should be aware of several key factors. Firstly, understanding the UK's immigration laws is crucial, as you will need to secure the appropriate visa or residency status. You should also research the cost of living in Southport, including housing, utilities, groceries, and healthcare. Southport is known for its mild climate, but it can be quite rainy, so you should be prepared for this type of weather. The town is also relatively small, so while it offers a peaceful lifestyle, it may not provide the same level of entertainment or amenities as a larger city. Healthcare in the UK is generally of a high standard, and as a resident, you may be eligible for the National Health Service (NHS), but it's important to understand how this system works and what it covers. If you plan to drive in Southport, you should familiarize yourself with the UK's driving laws and regulations. Public transportation is also available and can be a convenient way to get around. Finally, understanding the local culture, customs, and etiquette can help you integrate more easily into the community. Learning some basic British English phrases and slang can also be beneficial. Remember to consider your tax obligations both in the UK and your home country. It may be beneficial to consult with a financial advisor or tax professional to understand the implications of retiring abroad. Southport is a popular retirement destination due to its beautiful coastline, golf courses, and gardens. However, it's important to visit the town first to see if it suits your lifestyle and preferences before making a commitment," remarked one expat living in Southport, England.

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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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