BERMUDA JOBS - LIVING IN BERMUDA
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Bermuda Jobs - Living in Bermuda
Of the 65,770 people living in Bermuda, approximately 13,000 are expatriate workers, primarily from the UK, Ireland, Canada, and the US.
The clear, warm water around Bermuda makes it an excellent place for snorkelling. For those who are interested in diving, Bermuda offers the beautiful coral reefs that are typical of warmer waters and arguably the best wreck diving in the world. With approximately 400 wrecks scattered around the islands, there is always something new to discover. Shore fishing, reef fishing and deep sea fishing are also popular pastimes. Other water sports include sailing and kayaking around the many islands.
Bermuda offers golf enthusiasts 9 different courses to choose from. They range from par 3, nine hole courses to full size, eighteen hole courses. For those who prefer racquet sports, there are a number of different clubs and facilities available. For squash, there is The Bermuda Squash Racquet Club and the Moresby Squash Club. For tennis, there is the Bermuda Lawn Tennis Association as well as courts at a number of different resorts, some of which are open to the public. Bermuda also has an outdoor, commercial climbing wall and lots of cliff tops and hills for mountain biking.
The government provides reliable, well priced bus and ferry services. The cost for an adult ranges from $3.00 - $4.50 depending on the number of zones traveled. Many professionals rent a scooter once they first arrive on the island. After receiving a local license, most people purchase their own vehicle. Bermuda's law only permits one car per household so scooters, mopeds and motorcycles are very popular modes of transportation.
Apartments and detached homes are available for rent. The local newspapers have a list of advertisements and there are a number of real estate agents on hand to assist with rentals and sales. Generally a 1 year lease is required with the upfront payment of a damage deposit (equivalent to 1 month's rent) and the first month's rent. Almost all of the apartments and homes that are available for rent are fully furnished. A 2 bedroom apartment starts at about US $2,500 per month (plus utilities). Very few expats purchase property in Bermuda because foreigners are only permitted to buy property valued at $1,000,000 and above (a 22% government fee is also required at the time of purchase).
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