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Juan Dolio, the Dominican Republic

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 05, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Juan Dolio, Dominican Rep. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.

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What do I need to know about living in Juan Dolio?

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

"Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic, is a popular retirement destination due to its beautiful beaches, warm climate, and affordable cost of living. However, there are several things expats should know before retiring there. Firstly, it's important to understand the cost of living. While it is generally lower than in many Western countries, prices for certain goods and services can be higher than expected. It's recommended to research and budget accordingly. Secondly, healthcare is a crucial consideration. While the Dominican Republic has a range of public and private healthcare options, the quality can vary. Expats often opt for private healthcare, which can be expensive, so it's important to factor this into your retirement planning. Language can be another challenge. While English is spoken in tourist areas and by some locals, the primary language is Spanish. Learning some basic Spanish can greatly enhance your experience and make daily life easier. The Dominican Republic has a different culture and way of life, which can take some getting used to. It's important to be open-minded and adaptable to enjoy your retirement fully. Safety is another concern. While Juan Dolio is generally safe, like any place, it has its share of crime. It's advisable to take standard precautions, such as not displaying wealth openly and being aware of your surroundings. Lastly, understanding the visa and residency requirements is crucial. The Dominican Republic offers several options for long-term stays, including a retirement visa. It's recommended to consult with a legal expert to understand the best option for your circumstances. In conclusion, retiring in Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic, can be a wonderful experience, but it's important to do thorough research and preparation to ensure a smooth transition," remarked one expat living in Juan Dolio, the Dominican Republic.

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Betsy Burlingame 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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