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Expat Guide to Living in Chiang Mai

Whether you're already living in Chiang Mai or preparing to move to Chiang Mai, our Expat Guide to Living in Thailand offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Chiang Mai. For answers to specific questions, visit our Thailand Forum to talk with expats in Chiang Mai.

Culture Shock in Chiang Mai, Thailand

An American expat who moved from Hong Kong to Chiang Mai talks about how she underestimated the how much culture shock she would experience in Chiang Mai. She loves the welcoming Thai people, low cost of living, affordable medical care, respect for elders, Thai food and more. However, she explains that Thai culture is very complex and it's easy to make social mistakes.

Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Expats in Chiang Mai find a complicated city that has many unexpected aspects to navigate. Here is a brief overview of this beautiful city in Thailand.

Retirement in Chiang Mai, Thailand

An expat who retired in Chiang Mai Thailand offers some detailed insight into what it means to live abroad there. Health care in Chiang Mai, crime, cost of living and more are covered.

More Culture Shock Reports for Chiang Mai

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Chiang Mai handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Chiang Mai:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in Chiang Mai Reports

What are people's priorities in Chiang Mai - work? family? socializing? 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 Chiang Mai:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to Chiang Mai Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Chiang Mai? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Chiang Mai? Below are some of the responses from expats in Chiang Mai:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools in Chiang Mai

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Chiang Mai. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Chiang Mai:
Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Chiang Mai. If you are already living in Chiang Mai, 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

Retiring in Chiang Mai Reports

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 Chiang Mai, by filling out our Overseas Retirement report. Below are some of the reports from expats in Chiang Mai:
Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Chiang Mai? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Chiang Mai by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Chiang Mai? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Chiang Mai? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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