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What do I need to know before retiring in Runaway Bay?

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Runaway Bay, they said...

"Before retiring in Runaway Bay, expats should know that the cost of living is generally lower than in many western countries, but imported goods can be expensive. They should be aware that the official language is English, but Patois, a local dialect, is widely spoken. Expats should understand that the healthcare system in Jamaica is not as advanced as in some western countries, and private health insurance is recommended. They should also know that the crime rate in Jamaica is high, although Runaway Bay is considered relatively safe. Expats should be prepared for a tropical climate, with hot and humid weather year-round and a rainy season from May to November. They should also know that hurricanes can occur between June and November. Before moving, expats should familiarize themselves with the local customs and culture, which can be quite different from western norms. They should also be aware that the pace of life in Jamaica is generally slower than in many western countries. Expats should know that they will need a visa to retire in Jamaica, and the process can be complex and time-consuming. They should also be aware that property rights in Jamaica can be complicated, and it's recommended to hire a local attorney when buying property. Finally, expats should understand that while Jamaica offers a beautiful and relaxed lifestyle, it also has its challenges, and it's important to do thorough research and planning before making the move," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Runaway Bay, Jamaica.

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What do I need to know before retiring in Runaway Bay?

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