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Ocho Rios, Jamaica

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jun 09, 2023

Summary: The approximate population of Ocho Rios, Jamaica is approximately 25,000 people. People describe Ocho Rios as a vibrant and lively town with a laid-back atmosphere. Expats love the warm and friendly locals, the beautiful beaches, and the easy access to outdoor activities. The weather in Ocho Rios is typically warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living in Ocho Rios for an expat is around $1,500 to $2,000 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $500 to $700 USD per month, and a two bedroom apartment is around $700 to $1,000 USD per month.

What are the pros and cons of living in Ocho Rios?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Ocho Rios responded:

"Expats and digital nomads living in Ocho Rios, often like the beautiful beaches, warm weather, and stunning natural scenery that the area offers. They appreciate the laid-back and friendly atmosphere, as well as the rich cultural heritage and vibrant music scene. The cost of living is relatively affordable, and there is a wide variety of delicious local cuisine to enjoy. On the other hand, some expats and digital nomads may dislike the limited availability of reliable high-speed internet, which can be a challenge for those who rely on it for work. Additionally, the infrastructure and public transportation options may not be as developed as in other countries, making it difficult to get around without a car. Crime and safety can also be a concern, particularly in certain areas of the city. Finally, some expats may find it challenging to navigate the local bureaucracy and deal with the slower pace of life when it comes to getting things done," said one expat in Ocho Rios.

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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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