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 Nicaragua is generally very pleasant and enjoyable. The country is known for its beautiful scenery, low cost of living, friendly people and relaxed lifestyle. Nicaragua offers many opportunities for outdoor activities, from sun-kissed beaches to tropical rainforests and stunning volcanoes. Gringos (expats) and digital nomads flock to Nicaragua to take advantage of excellent food, breathtaking nature, and relaxed working environment. Additionally, the vibrant culture, world-class healthcare and modern infrastructure make it a great place to live and work. Life in Nicaragua can also be quitechallenging due to the lack of stable internet, limited banking options and erratic electricity. However, it’s still a great place to live, work or explore," explained one expat living in Nicaragua.
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"Miramar is a subsistence community in that most of the population lives day to day. They've been at such a low economic level for a century and that has led to a socio economic belief that there is no value in investing in the future. Often children are encouraged to leave school early to begin looking for work, as an education is not a valuable investment in the future. So day to day life here is finding whatever small resources can be gathered to feed the family for a day and they worry about tomorrow, tomorrow! With that said, there are those locals that see the influx of foreign investors as an opportunity for stable work and see it for the possibilities of climbing the economic ladder. The business owners foster this thinking and we do our best to encourage and support the families development and especially the idea that education is the most important opportunity for their children," said another expat in Playa Miramar, Nicaragua.
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What is life like as an expat in your area?If you live in Nicaragua, newcomers to Nicaragua would love to hear your answer to this question.
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.
Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.