What do I need to know before retiring in Spanish Town?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Spanish Town, they said...
"Before retiring in Spanish Town, expats should know that the cost of living is generally lower than in many Western countries, but it can vary depending on lifestyle. They should also be aware that healthcare facilities may not be as advanced as in their home country, so it's important to have a good health insurance plan. Expats should also know that Spanish Town has a tropical climate, with hot and humid weather throughout the year. They should be prepared for hurricane season, which typically runs from June to November. Understanding and speaking English is essential as it is the official language, but learning some Jamaican Patois can be helpful in day-to-day interactions. Expats should also be aware of the crime rate in Spanish Town, which is higher than in some other parts of Jamaica. It's important to take safety precautions, such as avoiding certain areas at night and not displaying wealth openly. It's also important to understand the local culture and customs. Jamaicans are generally friendly and hospitable, but it's important to respect their traditions and way of life. Finally, expats should know that the process of buying property in Jamaica can be complex. It's recommended to hire a local attorney to help navigate the legal system," commented one expat who made the move to Spanish Town, Jamaica.
"Well, if the friend was moving from a country in which gas is supplied via a main pipeline rather than a gas cylinder, I would suggest that he or she not take the cooker (gas stove). Also, ensure that your house is wired with the appropriate voltage and AC adapters, otherwise large electrical appliances are not likely to work," remarked another expat in Spanish Town, Jamaica.
- What should I pack when moving to Spanish Town?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Spanish Town?
- Will I be able to find a job in Spanish Town?
- What is life like in Spanish Town?
- What do expats in Spanish Town appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Spanish Town?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Spanish Town accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Spanish Town like?
- What are healthcare services like in Spanish Town?
- What are medical services in Spanish Town like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Spanish Town?
- What are emergency services like in Spanish Town?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Spanish Town?
- How are local medical facilities in Spanish Town?
- As a foreigner living in Spanish Town, 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 do I need to know before retiring in Spanish Town?If you live in Spanish Town, newcomers to Spanish Town would love to hear your answer to this question.