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Ducos, Martinique

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

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

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What do I need to know before moving to Ducos?

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

"Ducos is a small town located in the French overseas department of Martinique, so French is the official language spoken there. The currency used in Ducos, like the rest of Martinique, is the Euro. The cost of living in Ducos is relatively high, similar to other parts of Martinique, due to the high cost of imported goods. The climate in Ducos is tropical, with a wet and dry season, and it is advisable to prepare for hot and humid weather. Ducos is a small town, so it may not offer as many amenities or entertainment options as larger cities, but it is known for its beautiful landscapes and outdoor activities. Public transportation in Ducos is limited, so having a car can be beneficial for getting around. Healthcare in Ducos is of a high standard, with access to both public and private healthcare facilities. However, it's important to have health insurance that covers you in Martinique. The food in Ducos is a blend of French and Creole cuisine, with seafood being a staple in many dishes. Ducos is generally safe, but like any place, it's important to take standard precautions to protect yourself and your belongings. It's important to respect local customs and traditions, which are a blend of French and Caribbean cultures. The pace of life in Ducos is slower than in many Western countries, which can be a big adjustment for some expats. It's also important to note that while English is spoken by some, many locals only speak French, so learning some basic French phrases can be very helpful. Lastly, it's important to understand that Martinique, including Ducos, is prone to natural disasters such as hurricanes, and it's important to be prepared for this possibility," said one expat in Ducos.

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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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