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Digital Nomad Life in Jamaica

By Betsy Burlingame

Summary: Jamaica is a popular destination for digital nomads. The most popular cities for digital nomads in Jamaica are Kingston, Montego Bay, and Negril. Digital nomads like living in Jamaica because of its beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and friendly locals. A digital nomad can live on a monthly budget of around $1,500 in Jamaica. This budget can cover basic living expenses such as accommodation, food, transportation, and entertainment. The culture of Jamaica is a mix of African, European, and Caribbean influences. Music, art, and dance are all important aspects of Jamaican culture. Popular foods in Jamaica include jerk chicken, rice and peas, ackee and saltfish, and curried goat.

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How do I meet people in Jamaica?

When we asked people living in Jamaica about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"As far as meeting people, I think you'd have an easier time in Kingston -- lots of social clubs, nightlife, expat organizations, Lots of Jamaicans go to church, an underrated place to meet people. Jamaicans are quite friendly so once you meet a couple people you'll likely meet their friends as well," said one expat in Jamaica.

"Expats in Jamaica often join clubs and activities such as golf clubs, wine clubs, and country clubs, where they can socialize, network, and take part in special events. Additionally, there are many informal meetups, such as pub nights, outdoor activities, and beach days, that expats use to make connections. Expats can also join cultural events at local music and arts venues, or attend lectures and open discussions on Jamaican history, culture, and politics. For adventurous expats, joining a local sports team such as soccer, cricket, or cycling can be a great way to make friends and learn about Jamaican culture and customs. Finally, using online and mobile apps to find locals and other expats provides an easy way to connect with the larger Jamaican community," remarked one member in Jamaica.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is one of the founders of Digital Nomad Exchange and the Founder and President of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange and Digital Nomad Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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