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Devonshire, Bermuda: Cost of Living, Healthcare, Local Clubs and Activities, Healthcare and What to Know About Living in Devonshire | Expat Exchange
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Devonshire, 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 Devonshire, Bermuda: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know before moving to Devonshire?

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

"Before moving to Devonshire, expats should know that the cost of living is quite high, with housing, groceries, and utilities being more expensive than in many other countries. English is the official language, but the local accent can be difficult to understand at first. The currency used is the Bermudian dollar, which is pegged to the US dollar, and both currencies are accepted everywhere. Expats should be aware that Bermuda has a subtropical climate, with hot and humid summers and mild winters. Hurricanes can occur between June and November. The island is known for its beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, and vibrant coral reefs, offering plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. In terms of transportation, cars are limited to one per household and there are restrictions on car sizes. Many residents use scooters or public transportation, which includes buses and ferries. Driving is on the left-hand side of the road. Healthcare in Bermuda is of a high standard but can be expensive, so comprehensive health insurance is recommended. The island has one main hospital, the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, and several smaller clinics. Bermuda has a strong economy, largely based on international business and tourism. However, work permits are required for expats and can be difficult to obtain unless you have a job offer from a Bermudian company. The work week is typically Monday to Friday, with a 35-40 hour work week. Bermuda has a rich history and culture, with influences from Britain, the US, and the Caribbean. Cricket is the national sport and there are numerous cultural events throughout the year, including the Bermuda Day Parade and the Cup Match cricket festival. Education in Bermuda is compulsory for children between the ages of 5 and 16. There are a number of public and private schools, as well as a college. The education system is similar to the British system, with GCSEs and A-levels. Finally, Bermuda has strict customs regulations, particularly regarding the importation of plants, animals, and certain foods. It's important to check these regulations before moving," said one expat in Devonshire.

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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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