Moving to Puerto Rico: Things you should know before you immigrate to Puerto Rico

Before moving to Puerto Rico, you should be sure you can safely move your belongings to your new home and ensure you are saving on the average cost of moving to Puerto Rico. Eurosender’s low-cost solutions for international removals to Puerto Rico will match you with the best logistics partner at the very best price. You can be sure you have found the cheapest way to move furniture to Puerto Rico so you can settle into life as an expat.

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THE BASICS

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An island paradise in the Caribbean, moving to Puerto Rico from the USA, UK or anywhere else, you will be surprised to discover it is actually American territory, so some things are very similar. We have prepared a helpful guide, to help you relocate to Puerto Rico from the USA, Europe or anywhere else.
Capital
San Juan
Timezone
UTC – 4
Currency
US Dollar ($)
Population
3.000.000
Official Language
Spanish, English
Dialling code
+1
Emergency number
911
Driving
On the right side

BEFORE MOVING

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Visa regulations for Puerto Rico

When applying for a visa for Puerto Rico, you are actually applying for an American visa. For detailed information on visa regulations for USA, please see the immigration website. Like an American tourist visa, people moving to Puerto Rico from Australia, USA or UK can visit for up to 90 days without a visa, while others can easily apply online.

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Property in Puerto Rico

Expats looking to move to Puerto Rico from UK, USA or Australia might find the price of property and the availability quite limiting when it comes to finding an apartment in San Juan. If you are moving to Puerto Rico alone, a one-bedroom apartment in the center of town will cost between $600 – $1100 per month. If you are moving to Puerto Rico with your family, a 3-bedroom apartment in the center of San Juan will cost around $1000 – $2500 per month.

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LIVING IN PUERTO RICO

The cost of living in Puerto Rico

If you’re moving to Puerto Rico from UK, Australia or anywhere else and expect the cost of living in Puerto Rico to be low, you would be wrong. Because the island is an American territory, the cost of living in Puerto Rico is around 10-15% higher, as many goods have to be imported. However, there are no property taxes in Puerto Rico, so expats often move to Puerto Rico from the USA to invest in real estate.

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The job market in Puerto Rico

After the recent hurricane Maria destroyed many parts of the island, the job market in Puerto Rico is very limited. Job opportunities for foreigners in Puerto Rico are even more limited, so your best option is to find an international company who bases themselves there.


Education in Puerto Rico

The quality of Puerto Rico’s education system is higher compared to neighbouring countries, and there are also opportunities for English-speaking foreigners moving to Puerto Rico from USA, UK, or Australia to send their children to the international schools also available. All classes in the public system are taught in Spanish, and their education system consists of:

Elementary School
Age: 5-12
Compulsory: Yes
Middle School
Age: 13-15
Compulsory: Yes
Senior Secondary School
Age: 16-18
Compulsory: Yes

Healthcare in Puerto Rico

Citizens are covered by the American Medicaid system but for foreigners moving to Puerto Rico from the UK, Australia or Europe should take out private healthcare to cover you for your length of stay. Access to public services and healthcare in Puerto Rico has become a problem in recent times, due to the 2017 hurricane.


Driving in Puerto Rico

For expats looking to relocate to Puerto Rico from the USA, you can drive with your local license. For those moving to Puerto Rico from anywhere else in the world, you should obtain an international driver’s license as well as carry your local license and passport.

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What else to expect when living in Puerto Rico

  • The tropical climate is perfect during the day, but for some expats who move to Puerto Rico from the UK or USA, for example, might find it too hot to sleep. For this reason, you should include an air conditioner in your costs of living in Puerto Rico.
  • San Juan is home to the largest Bacardi Rum distillery. Living in Puerto Rico you will soon learn how it is famous for rum.
  • If you are moving to Puerto Rico from Australia, the UK, or Europe and are wondering if the water is safe to drink, you can relax. The tap water is safe, and you will also enjoy local fruits and vegetables growing all year round.

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MOVING DESTINATIONS

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Moving to Puerto Rico from Canada

If you’re thinking of moving to Puerto Rico from Canada, and are looking for the most reliable, low-cost international removals to Puerto Rico, Eurosender has the answer. We can save your average costs of moving to Puerto Rico across our vast network of logistics providers to find you the best service at the best price available. You can calculate your cost of moving house to Puerto Rico, for free on our booking engine.

Moving to Puerto Rico from the UK

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Moving to Puerto Rico from the USA

Immigrating to Puerto Rico might be easy for paperwork, but for the larger items, such as furniture and household goods, you need a reliable, low-cost solution. You might be wondering; how much is shipping from the USA to Puerto Rico? Eurosender’s platform will match you with the right service for international removals to Puerto Rico, and help you save your average cost of moving to Puerto Rico from the USA or anywhere in the world. Moving soon? Why not send your belongings express to Puerto Rico, and have them arrive within 24-48 hours.


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