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Somerset Village, 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 Somerset Village, Bermuda: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know before moving to Somerset Village?

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

"Somerset Village is a small, picturesque town located in Sandys Parish, Bermuda, known for its tranquil atmosphere and beautiful beaches. Before moving to Somerset Village, expats should be aware that the cost of living in Bermuda is quite high, with housing, groceries, and utilities often costing more than in many Western countries. The official language in Bermuda is English, so communication should not be a problem for English-speaking expats. The local currency is the Bermudian dollar, which is pegged to the US dollar, and both currencies are accepted throughout the island. Bermuda has a subtropical climate, so expats moving from colder climates may need time to adjust to the warm, humid weather. The island is also prone to hurricanes, particularly between June and November, so it's important to be prepared for potential storms. Public transportation in Bermuda is reliable and efficient, with a network of buses and ferries connecting different parts of the island. However, private car ownership is restricted, and expats may need to rely on scooters or bicycles for personal transportation. Healthcare in Bermuda is of a high standard, but it can be expensive, so it's recommended to have comprehensive health insurance. The education system in Bermuda follows the British model, and there are a number of good public and private schools, as well as an international school. Bermuda has strict immigration laws, and obtaining a work permit can be a lengthy and complex process. It's important to secure a job and work permit before moving to the island. Finally, Bermuda has a rich history and culture, with a mix of British, American, African, and Caribbean influences. Expats are encouraged to learn about and respect the local customs and traditions," wrote one member in Somerset Village.

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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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