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Sandys, Bermuda

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 11, 2023

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

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What do I need to know before moving to Sandys?

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

"Sandys is a beautiful parish known for its stunning beaches, historic sites, and friendly locals. Before moving there, expats should be aware that the cost of living is quite high, with groceries, housing, and utilities being more expensive than in many other countries. The official language is English, so communication should not be a problem for English-speaking expats. However, Bermudian English has its own unique accent and slang, which might take some time to get used to. The local currency is the Bermudian dollar, which is pegged to the US dollar. Both currencies are accepted everywhere on the island. Bermuda has a subtropical climate, so it's warm and humid most of the year, with mild winters. Hurricanes can occur between June and November, so it's important to be prepared for that. Public transportation is reliable and widely used, with buses and ferries being the main modes of transport. Cars are expensive and there are restrictions on owning them, so many people use scooters or bikes. Healthcare in Bermuda is of a high standard, but it can be expensive. It's recommended to have comprehensive health insurance. Bermuda has a strong economy, largely based on insurance and reinsurance, and tourism. Job opportunities for expats can be limited and work permits are required. The island is safe, with a low crime rate, but like anywhere, it's important to take basic safety precautions. Bermuda has a rich history and culture, with many festivals and events throughout the year. Cricket is the national sport and is widely played and followed. Finally, Bermudians are known for their hospitality and friendliness, but they also value politeness and good manners. It's important to respect local customs and traditions," wrote one member in Sandys.

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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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