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Negril, Jamaica

Negril, Jamaica

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on May 06, 2023

Summary: Negril, Jamaica is often described as a paradise, with its stunning white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and lush tropical vegetation. Expats love the laid-back atmosphere, friendly locals, and the abundance of outdoor activities. The weather in Negril is typically warm and sunny, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 to $2,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is typically around $500 to $700 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can range from $700 to $1,000 per month. The approximate population of Negril is around 25,000 people.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Negril?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Negril responded:

"Expats and digital nomads living in Negril, often like the beautiful beaches, such as the famous Seven Mile Beach, which offer a picturesque and relaxing environment. They also appreciate the warm and sunny weather, which is perfect for outdoor activities and enjoying the natural beauty of the island. The friendly and welcoming locals make it easy for expats to feel at home and integrate into the community. Additionally, the vibrant culture, music, and food scene in Negril provide a unique and enjoyable experience for expats and digital nomads. On the other hand, some expats and digital nomads may dislike the relatively high cost of living in Negril, especially when it comes to housing and imported goods. The limited availability of reliable and fast internet can also be a challenge for digital nomads who rely on a stable connection for their work. Furthermore, the lack of public transportation and the need for a car to get around can be inconvenient for some. Finally, safety concerns, such as petty crime and theft, can be a downside for expats living in Negril, although this is not unique to Jamaica and can be found in many tourist destinations around the world," explained one expat in Negril.

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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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