What is life like as an expat in your area?
When we asked people living abroad what life is like in their areas and how people spend their time, they said...
"Life for expats and digital nomads in Saipan, can be a unique and enjoyable experience. The island offers a laid-back, tropical lifestyle with beautiful beaches, warm weather, and stunning natural landscapes. The cost of living is relatively affordable, with a variety of housing options available, from apartments to beachfront homes. The local community is diverse and welcoming, with a mix of Chamorro, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, and American residents. English is widely spoken, making it easy for expats and digital nomads to communicate and navigate the island. The local cuisine is a delicious blend of various cultures, offering a wide range of dining options. Saipan has a reliable internet connection, making it suitable for digital nomads to work remotely. However, the island's remote location may result in slower internet speeds compared to larger cities. There are also coworking spaces and cafes available for those who prefer a more social working environment. Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of activities to enjoy, such as hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving, and exploring the island's historical sites. The island also has a vibrant nightlife scene, with bars, clubs, and live music events. However, there are some challenges to living in Saipan. The island's infrastructure can be limited, with occasional power outages and limited public transportation options. Healthcare facilities are also limited, and serious medical conditions may require travel to nearby countries for treatment. Overall, Saipan offers a unique and relaxed lifestyle for expats and digital nomads, with a welcoming community, beautiful surroundings, and a relatively low cost of living," said a member in Saipan, the United States.
"To local people, family is the priority. Family gatherings and celebrations are frequent. Soccer is very popular for all ages," remarked another expat who made the move to Saipan, United States.
- What should I pack when moving to Saipan?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Saipan?
- Will I be able to find a job in Saipan?
- What is life like in Saipan?
- What do expats in Saipan appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Saipan?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Saipan accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Saipan like?
- What are healthcare services like in Saipan?
- What are medical services in Saipan like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Saipan?
- What are emergency services like in Saipan?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Saipan?
- How are local medical facilities in Saipan?
- As a foreigner living in Saipan, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
What is life like as an expat in your area?If you live in Saipan, newcomers to Saipan would love to hear your answer to this question.