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We asked expats and digital nomads what they find the most challenging about the local culture in Jamaica. They wrote...

"Not getting work done right the first time, and having to wait for things to be done right away," explained one expat living in Kingston, Jamaica.

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"Expats in Jamaica often find the local culture to be quite different from what they are used to, and can find it challenging to adjust to the pace of life and the way society is structured. Jamaican culture is heavily reliant upon familial networks, which can be alienating to those from other cultures. Additionally, the social and economic inequalities in Jamaica can be difficult to come to terms with. The tropical climate and Ministry of Health sanitation regulations can also take some getting used to, as expats may not be familiar with tropical conditions or local diseases and health threats," said another expat in Jamaica.

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