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Spanish Wells, Bahamas

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Spanish Wells, Bahamas. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.

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What do I need to know before moving to Spanish Wells?

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

"Spanish Wells is a small town in the Bahamas, known for its fishing industry and tranquil lifestyle. Before moving there, expats should be aware of several factors. Firstly, the cost of living in Spanish Wells is relatively high, as most goods are imported. This includes groceries, household items, and other necessities. The primary language spoken in Spanish Wells is English, but the local dialect can sometimes be difficult to understand for newcomers. The healthcare facilities in Spanish Wells are limited. For serious medical conditions, you may need to travel to Nassau or the United States. Therefore, it's essential to have comprehensive health insurance. Spanish Wells has a tropical climate, with hot and humid weather throughout the year. Hurricanes can occur between June and November, so it's important to be prepared for these natural disasters. The local culture in Spanish Wells is laid-back and friendly, but it can take time to integrate into the community. It's important to respect local customs and traditions. Public transportation is limited in Spanish Wells, so you may need to consider buying a car or a golf cart, which is a popular mode of transport on the island. The job market in Spanish Wells is quite small, with fishing being the main industry. If you're planning to work, it's advisable to secure a job before moving. Housing in Spanish Wells can be expensive, especially waterfront properties. Renting is a good option for newcomers, but it's important to understand the terms of your lease. Finally, while Spanish Wells is generally safe, it's still important to take standard precautions to protect your personal safety and belongings," said one expat who made the move to Spanish Wells.

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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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