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St. George's, Bermuda

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in St. George's, Bermuda: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know before moving to St. George's?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to St. George's, they said:

"St. George's is a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its well-preserved colonial architecture and rich history. The cost of living in St. George's is quite high, with housing, groceries, and dining out being more expensive than in many other countries. The official language is English, but you may also hear Portuguese spoken due to a significant Portuguese community. The currency used is the Bermudian dollar, which is pegged to the US dollar, and US dollars are widely accepted. Bermuda has a subtropical climate, with mild winters and hot, humid summers. Hurricanes can occur between June and November, but the island is well-prepared for such events. Public transportation is reliable and includes buses and ferries, but owning a car can be expensive due to high import duties. Instead, many residents opt for scooters or bicycles. Bermuda has a high standard of healthcare, but it can be expensive, so comprehensive health insurance is recommended. The island is known for its friendly and welcoming locals, and there is a strong sense of community. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, including golf, tennis, sailing, and other water sports. The island's cuisine is a blend of British, Caribbean, and Portuguese influences, with seafood being a staple. Bermuda has strict customs regulations, particularly regarding the importation of plants and animals, so it's important to check these before you move. Lastly, Bermuda has a conservative dress code, particularly in the business environment, and beachwear is not considered appropriate in town or in restaurants," remarked one expat living in St. George's, Bermuda.

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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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