Living in Guyana guide for expats

All the information you need to relocate and live in Guyana.

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Cultural aspect of Guyana

As with any country - Guyana has its own standards of acceptable and unacceptable behaviours.

About Guyana

Politically, Guyana is an independent state, which has strong cultural and historical ties with the Caribbean Community felt in every minor detail ' from calypso music streaming in small street bars to colourful markets and vibrant cuisine.

Guyana covers a total area of 214,970 square kilometres, and has a population of 774,407 people. Many ethnicities live in Guyana; the biggest groups are Indian and African. Others include Portuguese, Chinese, European, Amerindian, etc.. English is Guyana's official language, but Guyanese Creole is most widely spoken.

The capital of the country is Georgetown, a city with British colonial architecture and Caribbean vibe. Here, you can experience a rocking nightlife, visit St. George's Anglican Cathedral, and shop at the local produce market. However, to explore the best of what the region offers, you will need to venture past the urban landscape and into the wild. Hike up to the majestic Mount Roraima, travel to the refreshing Kaieteur Falls, or test how you handle heights on the Canopy Walkway.

Citizens of some countries do not need a visa to travel to Guyana, while others will need to apply for a visa in advance. To work in the country, you will need to apply for a letter of approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs. Guyana has a small but growing as the need for foreign professionals in the region is constantly increasing. An exciting mix of people and cultures, a moderate tropical climate, beautiful nature, welcoming atmosphere and a relatively low cost of living are just a few of the perks luring expats into the region.

Quick Information

Official Languages : English
Currency : Dollar
Area : 214970 Km2
Population : 748486
Calling Code : +592
Timezone : America/Guyana

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