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La Trinite, 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 La Trinite, 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 La Trinite?

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

"Before moving to La Trinite, expats should know that the official language is French, so it would be beneficial to learn the language or brush up on your skills. The currency used is the Euro, and credit cards are widely accepted, but it's always good to have some cash on hand. The cost of living can be high, especially when it comes to imported goods and housing, so it's important to budget accordingly. The climate is tropical, with a rainy season from June to October and a dry season from November to May. Healthcare in Martinique is of a high standard, but it's recommended to have comprehensive health insurance. Public transportation is available but having a car can be more convenient for getting around. The island is prone to hurricanes, so it's important to be prepared and aware of the hurricane season which typically runs from June to November. The culture is a blend of French and Creole influences, and locals are generally friendly and welcoming. The cuisine is a mix of French, African, and Indian influences, with seafood and local fruits and vegetables being prominent. It's important to note that while Martinique is a part of France, it has its own customs and traditions, so it's important to respect these. Finally, it's worth noting that while crime rates are relatively low, it's still important to take standard precautions to ensure your safety," wrote a member in La Trinite.

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About the Author

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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