Expat Guide to Living in Bangladesh
Whether you're already living in Bangladesh or preparing to move to Bangladesh, our Expat Guide to Living in Bangladesh offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Bangladesh. For answers to specific questions, visit our Bangladesh Forum to talk with expats in Bangladesh.
Expats in Dhaka, Bangladesh live in a developing nation, yet a city that is also home to a significant part of the nation's technology, industrial and financial base. Some of the sites are beautiful, yet the poverty is also difficult for some to see over an extended period of time.
Your feelings about hiring domestic help while living in Asia will range from guilt about having someone ironing your underwear to being deprived of the love and attention of your children. Many Southeast Asian countries show high figures of unemployment and you may not just feel privileged to have maids, but may even feel morally obligated to give work to these people.
One expat talks about moving to Dhaka and offers tips. Set the right expectations. When searching for an apartment, check the water supply, find out if there is construction nearby and how close, more.
More Culture Shock Reports for Bangladesh
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Bangladesh handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Bangladesh:
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Submit a Living Overseas Report
More Living in Bangladesh Reports
What are people's priorities in Bangladesh - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Bangladesh:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Bangladesh Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Bangladesh? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Bangladesh? Below are some of the responses from expats in Bangladesh:
Submit an International School Review
Reviews of Schools in Bangladesh
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Bangladesh. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Bangladesh:
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Bangladesh. If you are already living in Bangladesh, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Bangladesh by taking our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Bangladesh? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Bangladesh? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
Submit a Working Abroad Report