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Whitehouse, Jamaica

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 02, 2023

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

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

"Expats considering retirement in Whitehouse, should be aware of several key factors. Firstly, they should understand the cost of living, which can be significantly lower than in many Western countries, but varies depending on lifestyle and location. They should also research the healthcare system, which is generally of a good standard, but may require private insurance for the best care. Understanding the local culture and customs is also important, as Jamaica has a rich and diverse cultural heritage. Expats should also be prepared for the local climate, which is tropical, with hot and humid weather year-round, and a rainy season from May to November. Safety is another important consideration, as while Whitehouse is generally considered safe, crime can be an issue in some parts of Jamaica. Expats should also be aware of the local property market, as while property prices can be lower than in many Western countries, there can be complexities and potential pitfalls in the buying process. Finally, expats should consider the visa and residency requirements for retiring in Jamaica. While the country is generally welcoming to retirees, there are certain requirements and procedures that must be followed. It's also important to understand the tax implications of retiring in Jamaica, as the country has a different tax system to many Western countries," remarked one expat living in Whitehouse, Jamaica.

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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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