Constanza, the Dominican Republic
Last updated on Jun 27, 2023
Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Constanza, Dominican Rep. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.
What do I need to know about living in Constanza?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Constanza, they said:
"Expats considering retirement in Constanza, Dominican Republic should be aware of several key factors. Firstly, the cost of living is generally lower than in many Western countries, but it's important to budget carefully as prices can vary. The official language is Spanish, so learning the language or having a basic understanding would be beneficial. Healthcare in the Dominican Republic is not as advanced as in some countries, so it's important to have a good health insurance plan. The country has both public and private healthcare systems, with the private hospitals offering a higher standard of care. The climate in Constanza is cooler than other parts of the Dominican Republic due to its high altitude, which might be a welcome relief for those not used to tropical heat. However, it's still important to take precautions against sun exposure and stay hydrated. The Dominican Republic has a relaxed, laid-back culture, but it's still important to respect local customs and traditions. The people are generally friendly and welcoming to foreigners. Safety can be a concern in some parts of the Dominican Republic, but Constanza is generally considered safe. However, it's always important to take standard precautions, such as not displaying wealth openly and being aware of your surroundings. The Dominican Republic's infrastructure can be lacking in some areas, so be prepared for occasional power outages and water shortages. Internet service can also be unreliable in some areas. Finally, it's important to understand the country's residency and visa requirements. The Dominican Republic offers several options for long-term stays, including a retirement visa for those who meet certain income requirements. It's recommended to consult with a legal expert to understand the best option for your situation," wrote a member in Constanza.
What do I need to know before moving to Constanza?
About the Author
Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.
Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.
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