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Bolans, 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 Bolans, 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 Bolans?

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

"Expats moving to Bolans, Antigua and Barbuda should be aware that the official language is English, so communication should not be a problem. The local currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, but 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. It's important to prepare for hurricane season, which typically runs from June to November. Healthcare facilities in Antigua and Barbuda are limited, with more serious conditions often requiring evacuation to a country with better medical facilities. Therefore, comprehensive health insurance that covers medical evacuation is highly recommended. The crime rate is relatively low, but expats should still take standard precautions to protect their personal safety and belongings. The culture of Antigua and Barbuda is a blend of West African, British, and indigenous cultures. Expats are encouraged to learn about and respect local customs and traditions. Public transportation is available but not always reliable. Many expats choose to rent or buy a car for convenience. The education system is based on the British model, and there are both public and private schools available. However, the standard of education may not be as high as in some Western countries. Work permits are required for expats wishing to work in Antigua and Barbuda. The process can be lengthy and requires a job offer from a local company. Finally, while Antigua and Barbuda is a beautiful country with stunning beaches and a laid-back lifestyle, it's important for expats to visit first to ensure it's a good fit for their lifestyle and expectations," said one expat who made the move to Bolans.

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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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