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Willikies, Antigua & Barbuda

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 09, 2023

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

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What do I need to know before moving to Willikies?

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

"Expats moving to Willikies, Antigua and Barbuda should be aware that the official language is English, making it easier for English-speaking expats to communicate. The currency used is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, although US dollars are also widely accepted. The cost of living can be high, especially for housing and imported goods. The climate is tropical maritime, with little seasonal temperature variation, so expats should pack accordingly. It's important to note that the island is prone to hurricanes between June and November. Healthcare facilities in Antigua and Barbuda are limited, with more serious conditions often requiring evacuation to another country, so comprehensive health insurance is recommended. The crime rate is relatively low, but expats should still take standard precautions to protect their personal safety and belongings. Public transportation is available but not always reliable, and many expats choose to rent or buy a car for convenience. Expats should also be aware that while the island is beautiful and offers a relaxed lifestyle, it can also be isolating and it may take time to adjust to the slower pace of life. Finally, obtaining a work permit can be a lengthy process, so it's advisable to secure employment before moving," said one expat who made the move to Willikies.

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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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