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Digital Nomad Life in Kingston, Jamaica

By Betsy Burlingame

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.

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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:

"Expats in Kingston often join clubs and activities such as sailing, golf, tennis, and squash. Expats can also join local running clubs, book clubs, and language exchange groups. Other ways for expats to meet people in Kingston include attending local events such as art exhibitions, music festivals, and farmers markets. Expats can also join online forums and social media groups to connect with other expats living in Kingston," explained one person living in Kingston, 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 expat in Jamaica.

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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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