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What do I need to know before retiring in Bray?

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Bray, they said...

"Before retiring in Bray, expats should know that the cost of living can be high, especially when it comes to housing and healthcare. They should also be aware that Ireland has a progressive tax system, which means that the more income you have, the higher your tax rate will be. Expats should also know that Bray is a popular tourist destination, known for its beautiful seafront promenade, so it can get busy during the peak tourist season. The weather in Bray, like much of Ireland, is often cool and rainy, so expats from warmer climates may need time to adjust. English is the primary language spoken in Bray, but some residents also speak Irish. The healthcare system in Ireland is generally of a high standard, but private health insurance is recommended as public healthcare can have long waiting times. Bray is well-connected to Dublin by train and bus, making it easy for expats to explore the rest of the country. The town itself has a vibrant arts scene, with numerous festivals and events throughout the year. Expats should also be aware that Ireland has strict immigration laws, and they will need to secure the appropriate visa or residency permit before moving. Finally, expats should know that the Irish are known for their friendliness and hospitality, so newcomers are often made to feel very welcome," said another expat in Bray, Ireland.

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