Digital Nomad Life in Kingston, Jamaica
Summary: Digital nomads like living in Kingston, Jamaica because of its vibrant culture, beautiful beaches, and affordable cost of living. The best neighborhood to live in is New Kingston, as it is the most modern and developed area of the city. It is also close to many of the city's attractions, such as the Bob Marley Museum and Devon House. The approximate population of Kingston, Jamaica is 937,700. The weather in Kingston, Jamaica is typically warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit. The monthly cost of living for a digital nomad in Kingston is relatively low, with basic expenses such as food, transportation, and entertainment costing around $500-$700 USD per month. The cost to rent a centrally located, one-bedroom apartment with high-speed internet access in Kingston is approximately $600-$800 USD per month.
How do I meet people in Kingston?
When we asked people living in Kingston 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," explained one expat living 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," said one digital nomad in Jamaica.
What is life like in Kingston?
About the Author
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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