About Us

Hi there! We’re a family of three (husband, wife and dog) and this is our blog. we live in Bermuda and decided to put a blog together so that we don’t have to keep too many people up to date with our progress and so that we can share our experiences with others.

Feel free to comment on the blog entries, we want to hear what you think!

 

8 Responses to About Us

  1. Irena Ashton says:

    Hi I came across your blog and have to say it’s very interesting to see this view! I agree with you 100% on the prices and over all life style in Bermuda. I’m Czech but have been living in the US for almost 18 years. We, my husband and two small children, have just moved to Bermuda in July. My husband is a physician, I’m a nurse. He is also a Bermudian returning home after 22 years of living in the US and Canada. We have family (lot of support) on the island. Not having the support here and the income of a physician and a nurse living here would be impossible. You have not touched the issue of the cost of education. We have experienced very good public (free) school system in the US and I’m slowly realizing that the same quality exists in BDA only in the private schools ($1900 a month per child!!!)
    I wish you all the best in London.

    • spiros says:

      Hello, I’m glad you found the blog post interesting. You’re absolutely right, I haven’t included any information on the cost of education (or health services for that matter) but that’s mostly because I didn’t need or use either of them. I certainly wouldn’t live in Bermuda with children unless I had a support network and the ability to pay for their education.

  2. Erika Martin says:

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  3. MAS London says:

    Hi, a very interesting and helpful blog. I have an offer to work for a hedge fund with a 170K base salary and my plan was to move in for a couple of years (leave family behind in UK) and save as much money as I can… how much do you think a guy living by himself would be able to save up from that 170K?

    • spiros says:

      Well, I guess it depends on lifestyle but probably quite a lot. Although, with the family back in the UK, you’ll have double rent/mortgage fees and possibly higher travel costs. Travelling to Bermuda is never cheap, not even in the off-season exactly because there is no off-season.

  4. Petra White Palotai says:

    Hello,
    I just came across your blog yesterday evening and still reading it! :-) Great stories and you can experience the REAL Bermuda from your writing. It is a very helpful source of information! Thanks!

    Our situation is very similar to yours…the only thing is that we are just before the decision to leave the island. We moved to the island just a year ago, as my husband got a very attractive job. So we decided to take the opportunity and start a new adventure! Just a year ago I left my great marketing career in Hungary and followed my husband to the paradise.
    After a year of new experiences we are just about to make the decision to leave. Why?
    - after 10 years of career in multinational companies I was still not offered a chance to work in Bermuda in any position.
    - still the great job of my husband, still would need a second income to live the same lifestyle as in Europe. (unless you are working in finance or auditing with a high salary)
    - the social environment is different, didn’t really found close friends.
    - Bermuda immigration restrictions.

    So our situation is not ideal in this Paradise and we need to make a decision soon whether to return to Hungary or stay an other year. I know the economy is not great anywhere in the world and both of us would need to look for new jobs there as well, but at least we have our own house and the support of family and friends in Budapest!

    I wish I would have found your blog earlier as it gives everybody such a great perspective about Bermuda and the expat life with all the pros and cons!
    Thanks again and wishing you all the best in Europe!
    Take care!
    Petra

  5. Barny says:

    Our situation is very similar to yours…the only thing is that we are just before the decision to leave the island. We moved to the island just a year ago, as my husband got a very attractive job. So we decided to take the opportunity and start a new adventure! Just a year ago I left my great marketing career in Hungary and followed my husband to the paradise.
    After a year of new experiences we are just about to make the decision to leave. Why?
    - after 10 years of career in multinational companies I was still not offered a chance to work in Bermuda in any position.
    - still the great job of my husband, still would need a second income to live the same lifestyle as in Europe. (unless you are working in finance or auditing with a high salary)
    - the social environment is different, didn’t really found close friends.
    - Bermuda immigration restrictions.

    +1

  6. Wendy says:

    Hi!
    My husband may have an offer from Bermuda soon.
    I´m concerned about living costs in Bermuda since we´re doing well in our country, and have a good lifestyle, I wonder if with me out of work we will be able to continue living like this.

    What do you think should be the minimum salary to live in a 2BR apartment, save at least 3k /month, go out once a week/socialize and maintain a car over there?
    I hear we would need at least 120k-135k + housing allowance…
    What do you think?

    Also, may I ask what industry you were working for in Bermuda?