Paradise Island, Bahamas

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Oct 09, 2018

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

Is the cost of living in Paradise Island high?

We asked people about the cost of living in Paradise Island, they wrote:

"Definitely on the high end. Almost all goods are imported and there is a very large duty fee for just about everything. COL is also high as many of the safer places to live come with a larger price tag. We have seen Paradise Island 2-3 bedroom condos from $2500-$5000 a month. The same product 'across the bridge' in Nassau will run about half of that," added one expat living in Paradise Island.

What type of recreational facilities are in Paradise Island?

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