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Expat Guide to Living in India

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

Healthcare in India

An overview of healthcare in India - the quality of hospitals, prescription medicine in India, vaccinations, finding an English-speaking doctor in India and more.

Moving to India

Moving to India? We've compiled a laundry list of advice from expats living in India about what to bring, apartments, expat life and more. It's must-read guide for anyone researching how to move to India.

7 Expats Talk About What It's Really Like Living in India

Expats in India talk about what it's really like living in India - the amazing food, friendly people, traffic, local markets, beggars, touts and more.

How To Ship A Car To India

Job Webster of A1 Auto Transport offers tips for shipping a car to India.

10 Tips for Living in India

Expats in India advise finding an apartment building or home with a backup generator, hiring a driver and adapting to Indian food.

Expat Health Insurance and Healthcare

Expat Health Insurance and Healthcare in

An expat in India discusses crowded hospitals, the cost of health insurance, prescription medicine availability and more.

Moving to Mumbai, India

One expat shares essential tips for anyone moving to Mumbai. Bring a good mattress and vacuum cleaner, find a reputable moving company and get lots of advice from Indians. For this expat, they were her saving grace.

Moving to New Delhi, India

Do your homework when searching for your home. Is there a generator? Are the air conditioners connected to it? Is the water safe to drink? Check out the neighbors, the guards, mold issues and more.

Culture Shock in Mumbai, India

Moving abroad is challenging, but moving with an illness is an even bigger challenge. An expat talks about her experiences moving to Mumbai. She looks forward to not having to work in India so that she can focus on getting well.

Culture Shock in Mumbai, India

What is it like to move from Canada to Mumbai, India when the wheels of government don't turn the way you would like them to? This Expat Culture-Shock Report provides a window into that experience.

Dream vs Reality of Living in Pune, India

An expat talks about what she expected vs. the reality of living in Pune, India. Her expectations about dirtiness, poverty and the amazing Taj Mahal were met. But, she expected to be lonely, and, that was thankfully far from reality.

More Culture Shock Reports for India

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

More Living in India Reports

What are people's priorities in India - 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 India:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to India Reports

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

Dream vs. Reality of Living in India Reports

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to India. If you are already living in India, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in India:
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 India by taking our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in India? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in India 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 India? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in India? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
Additional Articles
Moving Back to India – How I Did It

One woman shares her story of returning to her native India from a 15 year life in San Francisco. Would her kids adjust to the new lifestyle? Would it be a good transition for them?

Living in India: So What Do I Care?

Anamika Majumder, the founder of One Billion Literates, explores the values that unify India, a nation increasingly divided by extreme wealth and extreme poverty.

Repatriating to India: Boston Ave to Devarabeesanahalli

Anamika Majumder was a newlywed Indian expat living in Boston who attended graduate school, entered the business world and raised two young children. She and her husband ultimately decided to repatriate to India to raise their children in their home country. She describes their return to Bangalore and how she decided to start a Bangalore based non profit charitable trust called One Billion Literates Foundation.

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7 Expats Talk About What It's Really Like Living in India

Expats in India talk about what it's really like living in India - the amazing food, friendly people, traffic, local markets, beggars, touts and more.
Expats in India talk about what it's really like living in India - the amazing food, friendly people, traffic, local markets, beggars, touts and more....

10 Tips for Living in India

Expats in India advise finding an apartment building or home with a backup generator, hiring a driver and adapting to Indian food.

Expats in India advise finding an apartment building or home with a backup generator, hiring a driver and adapting to Indian food. ...

Moving to India

Moving to India? We've compiled a laundry list of advice from expats living in India about what to bring, apartments, expat life and more. It's must-read guide for anyone researching how to move to India.

Moving to India? We've compiled a laundry list of advice from expats living in India about what to bring, apartments, expat life and more. It's must-read guide for anyone researching how to move t...

Healthcare in India

An overview of healthcare in India - the quality of hospitals, prescription medicine in India, vaccinations, finding an English-speaking doctor in India and more.

An overview of healthcare in India - the quality of hospitals, prescription medicine in India, vaccinations, finding an English-speaking doctor in India and more....

Moving-To-MumbaiAn Expat Talks about Moving to Mumbai, India

One expat shares essential tips for anyone moving to Mumbai. Bring a good mattress and vacuum cleaner, find a reputable moving company and get lots of advice from Indians. For this expat, they were her saving grace.

One expat shares essential tips for anyone moving to Mumbai. Bring a good mattress and vacuum cleaner, find a reputable moving company and get lots of advice from Indians. For this expat, they were ...

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