Retire in Saipan, the United States
Last updated on Sep 17, 2022
Summary: What is it like to retire in Saipan, United States? DATASENTENCE Retirees share their experiences living in Saipan.
How do I meet people in Saipan?
When we asked people living in Saipan about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:
"Attending a church is a good way to meet people. Canoe clubs are popular, as are the local CrossFit gyms. Diving is big. The local school systems need volunteers, so this would be a way to meet and help people," said another retiree in Saipan.
What is life like in Saipan?
When we asked people living in Saipan what life is like and how people spend their time, they said:
"To local people, family is the priority. Family gatherings and celebrations are frequent. Soccer is very popular for all ages," commented one retiree living in Saipan, United States.
What do I need to know before retiring in Saipan?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Saipan, they said:
"Bring a job with you if at all possible (online work). Or secure employment before you arrive. Be prepared for heat and humidity, feral dogs and chickens, limited shopping (bring your favorite mascara with you!). Bring a camera, learn to snorkel, keep enough money for plane tickets set aside all the time, in case you need to go elsewhere for medical care or to buy mascara. Be prepared for isolation. We are very far from anywhere else. But it is beautiful, the people are lovely, and it is a worthwhile adventure to live here," explained a retiree in Saipan.
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.