All Saints, Antigua & Barbuda
Last updated on Jul 09, 2023
Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in All Saints, Antigua & Barbuda: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.
What do I need to know before moving to All Saints?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to All Saints, they said:
"All Saints is the second largest town in Antigua and Barbuda, known for its vibrant culture and friendly locals. Before moving to All Saints, expats should know that the official language is English, but the local dialect can sometimes be difficult to understand. The cost of living in All Saints is relatively high, especially when it comes to housing and imported goods. The currency used in All Saints is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, but US dollars are also widely accepted. The climate in All Saints is tropical, with a wet and dry season, and it is prone to hurricanes between June and November. Healthcare facilities in All Saints are adequate but not up to the standard of those in more developed countries, so it's advisable to have comprehensive health insurance. Public transportation in All Saints is limited, so having a car is almost a necessity. The crime rate in All Saints is relatively low, but petty crime like theft can occur, so it's important to take basic safety precautions. The education system in All Saints follows the British model, and there are both public and private schools available. Expats should also be aware that All Saints has a slower pace of life, which can be a big adjustment for those used to living in fast-paced cities. The local cuisine is a blend of West African, British and Indian influences, with seafood being a staple. Finally, it's important to respect local customs and traditions, as the people of All Saints are proud of their cultural heritage," remarked one expat who made the move to All Saints.
What is a typical expat home or apartment like in All Saints?
About the Author
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.
- What should I pack when moving to All Saints?
- Where should I setup a bank account in All Saints?
- Will I be able to find a job in All Saints?
- What is life like as an expat in your area?
- What do expats in All Saints appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in All Saints?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in All Saints accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in All Saints like?
- How are healthcare services in All Saints?
- What are medical services in All Saints like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in All Saints?
- What are emergency services like in All Saints?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in All Saints?
- How are local medical facilities in All Saints?
- As a foreigner living in All Saints, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?