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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:

"Many non-Jamaicans without family or friends here join expat groups - I believe some have regular meet-ups. Otherwise you'll meet people most places - Cafe Blue in Sovereign Centre is a great place to hang out, and I know a lot of people work remotely from there `as I often do myself when I'm in need of human company daytime and my friends are at work in their offices...I've met a number of people there who've become good friends...there's also a Starbucks in Liguanea but I avoid that chain back in the UK and do same here," remarked one member in Jamaica.

"There are so many local NGOs and civic organisations that are in need of help and support and I am sure would greatly appreciate offers from volunteers or interns. It very much depends on your interests. I work in the area of gender and development - which also encompasses children's and youth rights," explained one expat living 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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