Living Here

The place of choice to live and raise families

Living Here

Jamaica’s attractiveness as a business destination is complemented by its great quality of life!

International Rankings

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Jamaica’s life expectancy at birth stands at an average of 74 years.

Jamaica has a high human development as it relates to life expectancy, literacy, education, standards of living (United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Human Development Index, 2013).

Jamaica has an impressive track record in the delivery of healthcare services, ranking 53 out of 190 countries and top three in the English-speaking Caribbean (World Health Organisation, Health System Ranking, 2000).

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Jamaica has relatively high levels of experienced well-being, and a low ecological footprint (The Happy Planet Index, 2012).

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Jamaica is the third coolest place on earth (CNN, 2017).

Natural Beauty

The quality of life in Jamaica is enhanced by its natural beauty and pristine landforms t. We boast a remarkable diversity of species and ecosystems.

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Jamaica has the highest number of endemic birds and plants of any Caribbean island.

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Jamaica is ranked number five for its endemic flora and fauna amongst islands worldwide.

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Jamaica boasts beautiful white and black sand beaches with turquoise water.

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In January 2019, the Government imposed a ban on single use plastic bags, straws and polystyrene to protect the environment.

Education

Jamaica’s education system prepares students to be globally competitive.

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Currently there are 42 local universities, colleges, institutes and training units registered by the University Council of Jamaica.

The University of the West Indies is ranked 1st in the Caribbean and 37th in Latin America (Times Higher Education University, 2018).

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The Government continues to support and target all stages of educational development.

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Jamaica offers excellent quality primary, secondary and tertiary level education.

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Jamaica’s private and state-funded vocational training are tailored to meet the occupational demands of the labour market.

Diversity of experience

Go from coffee in the Blue Mountains to dinner on the beach. You name it, we have it!

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Tours and Attractions

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Beaches

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Events and Nightlife

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Golf

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Dining

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Shopping

Rich Culture

Jamaica is renowned for its rich culture, unique style and exquisite artistry. Jamaica is one of the most ethnically diverse in the region and embraces its multi-cultural history Sporting tradition and excellence. Cultural experiences include:

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Live music reggae festivals

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Colourful carnivals

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Historic sites, galleries and museums

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Restaurants serving traditional and international cuisine

Modern Social & Physical Infrastructure

Jamaica is well-served by three modern international airports that are connected to key gateways.

Well-developed road network.

Efficient public and private transportation systems.

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Robust ICT platform that meets all the requirements for global connectivity.

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Jamaica’s education system is ranked highly with the University of the West Indies ranking 1st in the Caribbean and 37th in Latin America (Times Higher Education University, 2018).

Effective social safety net that facilitates an excellent quality of life.

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Committed to developing a productive economy.

SUCCESS STORIES

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