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Smith'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 Smith'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 Smith's?

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

"Smith's is a beautiful parish located in the northeast part of the island. It is known for its stunning beaches, lush gardens, and historic sites. Before moving to Smith's, Bermuda, expats should be aware of several things. Firstly, the cost of living in Bermuda is quite high, with housing, groceries, and utilities being more expensive than in many other countries. This is partly due to the fact that most goods have to be imported. Secondly, Bermuda has a subtropical climate, which means it can be hot and humid in the summer, with mild winters. It is also in the hurricane belt, so it can be affected by tropical storms and hurricanes, particularly between June and November. Thirdly, Bermuda has strict immigration laws. Work permits are required for all non-Bermudians and these can be difficult to obtain unless you have a job offer from a Bermudian company. There are also restrictions on property ownership for non-Bermudians. Fourthly, Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory and the official language is English. However, the local accent can be difficult to understand at first. The currency is the Bermudian dollar, which is pegged to the US dollar. Fifthly, Bermuda has a high standard of healthcare, but it can be expensive. Expats should ensure they have comprehensive health insurance. Lastly, Bermuda has a relaxed, laid-back lifestyle. The pace of life is slower than in many other countries, and there is a strong emphasis on family and community. The island is also very safe, with low levels of crime," said one expat who made the move to Smith's.

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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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