By Betsy Burlingame
Last updated on Feb 10, 2022
Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Kingston, Jamaica. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.
What are the pros and cons of living in Kingston?
Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Kingston responded:
"Life as an expat was expensive in Jamaica but worth living due to local people, music, food, nature. Working was a challenge due to mentality of people. But at the end everything worked out well . It is a matter of trust!!! I would definitely like to go back even to live for some time. I have also lived in the Bahamas for 4 years before Jamaica. Beautiful place but the people are not that nice towards the expats. Also expensive and all services were over estimated,"
added another expat in Kingston.
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What is the social scene like in Kingston?
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Healthcare in Jamaica
Expats in Jamaica share tips and advice about healthcare and health insurance in Jamaica. Advice about private hospitals, leaving the country for surgery, the Zika virus, the availability and cost of prescription medicines and more.