Montego Bay, Jamaica
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Montego Bay, Jamaica

Montego Bay, Jamaica

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Montego Bay, Jamaica. 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 Montego Bay?

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

"One of the things I struggle with is lack of transportation. We have a car, but if my husband is away I feel trapped. It's not easy to jump on a bus or grab a taxi," said another person in Montego Bay.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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