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What are the downsides of moving to tropical areas

When you decide to move, the location is a very important aspect. You need to choose exactly what makes you tick if you want your life to be comfortable. If you do not have a choice, and you are moving long-distance for work or school, then you just have to make do. And what if that location is tropical? Well that is great, right? Right? Well, we really hate to burst your bubble, but the tropical lands are not all fun and dandy. As much as there are upsides, there are also downsides. This article will deal with the downsides of moving to tropical areas. So, without any further ado, let’s dive in!

Pros and cons of moving to tropical areas

There are both pros and cons to moving to tropical areas of course. Beverly hills moving company suggests that there are more downsides than upsides though. We will now discuss about this and you can make your choice whether it is worth it or not. So, let’s get to it!

moldy stuff is one of the downsides to moving to tropical areas
It may happen that all of your things will get moldy…

The pros of moving to tropical areas

Let’s face it. When you think about a tropical area, you probably imagine yourself basking in the sun at the beach, drinking cocktails under a straw umbrella. Who doesn’t? And it surely is that way! In addition to that, the weather is amazing, with the tropical sun shining all year long. The winter months may have a chillier climate, but it is nothing compared to the continental climate. There is basically one season! You will be able to go on the beach all year long, and do beach recreational activities to your heart’s desire. In tropical areas, the average temperature is around 20-30 degrees C, with small drops during the “winter” sitting around 20 degrees C. Really a dream place to live. Or is it?

The downsides of moving to tropical areas

As much as the previous paragraph glorifies living in the tropics, there are far too many downsides to make it worthwhile. We will now talk about all the downsides of living in the tropics.

Everything is moldy

This is a constant in tropical areas. All of your things will get moldy sometimes. And when I say all of your things, I really mean ALL of your things. I once found mold on my computer, creeping up the metal. It will also get into your sheets, your clothes, and basically everywhere. The only thing you can do in this situation is to regularly change your sheets and never leave anything wet. So, you can either get a dryer or hang your laundry as soon as the washing machine finishes its cycle. Your bathroom is also one of the most susceptible places for mold to form. Residential movers Los Angeles suggest that you should always have cold showers and change everything regularly. However, this will probably not be enough and you will most likely find mold anywhere you look. Such is life in the tropics. You will find yourself doing laundry just because of the smell. The clothes may not even be dirty, but they will be moldy and smelly. In addition, having your windows wide open all the time will be of little to no help at all.

There are various large bugs and critters

There are many bugs and critters

Do you know all the jokes about Australia and its scary wildlife? Well, they are mostly true, and that applies to every tropical area in the world. You will find yourself staring into a 5-inch spider or a 10-inch centipede. To me, centipedes are the absolute creepiest critters we have on our beloved Earth. However, back in North America, they were around an inch long, at best. Here in the tropics, these bugs will look like they were subject to radioactive waste and therefore grew in size to an abnormal level. But there is a perfectly sound explanation for this. The flora and fauna in the tropics are so diverse and dense, it is not that weird to have large critters. They have a lot of stuff to eat! And there are a lot of animals trying to eat them. In a dog eat dog world, you have to fight to survive. Even if it means growing 10x your regular size! Evolution is amazing, right?

High chance of natural disasters

How many times have you heard that a hurricane hit somewhere in the Caribbean, or somewhere in Malaysia? Well, it is not THAT often, but it is much more often than your regular continental area of North America. There are also a lot of hurricanes because islands are basically protrusions of tectonic plates. And we all know that tectonic plates like to shift. These shifts can cause massive earthquakes if there is a collision between the two of them. In addition, the sea winds are unpredictable and they can bring forth a hurricane or a tsunami of various shapes and sizes. Although these natural disasters are not that common, there is still a chance of it happening and it brings the tropical areas down on our list of the best places to live.

There is a chance of natural disasters


We have already talked about the mold. However, there is another culprit in the tropics. Salt. Tropical areas are most likely surrounded by the ocean, so having salt in the air is inevitable. During the hot months, the weather may at times be a bit more humid. But this is not regular humidity. It is humidity filled with salt. Salt can really wreak havoc to your electronic devices and there is almost no way to solve this problem. It will even creep up in your storage unit! You can, of course, keep the air of your room conditioned at all times, and it will definitely decrease the chance of salt ruining your stuff, but the possibility itself is a big downside.

Well, with all that said, good luck with deciding whether you want to move to the tropics or not!