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Expat Guide to Living in Pakistan

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

10 Tips for Living in Pakistan

Member KLepo shares great tips for living in Pakistan... learning to like spicy food, learning a bit of Urdu, deciding whether to live an expat or local lifestyle and more.

Tips on Employing Domestic Helpers in Asia

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.

Culture Shock Report

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Pakistan handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Pakistan by filling out our Culture Shock Report.

Submit a Culture Shock Report

Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Pakistan - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Pakistan by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to Pakistan Reports

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

International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Pakistan with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Pakistan, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Pakistan. If you are already living in Pakistan, 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 Pakistan by taking our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby in Pakistan Reports

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Pakistan? Below are some of the reports from expats in Pakistan:
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

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

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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COVID-19-in-Latin-AmericaCOVID-19 in Latin America

COVID-19 is spreading throughout Latin America. Like elsewhere in the world, Latin American countries are taking very different approaches to try to control the spread -- some fare more stringent than others. In this article, expats in a number of Latin American countries talk about the day-to-day realities of the pandemic.

COVID-19 is spreading throughout Latin America. Like elsewhere in the world, Latin American countries are taking very different approaches to try to control the spread -- some fare more stringent th...

Are-Expats-Returning-Home-due-to-the-Coronavirus-PandemicAre Expats Returning Home due to the Coronavirus Pandemic?

We surveyed expats and asked if they are returning home or making plans to repatriate due to the coronavirus pandemic. The majority of expats said that felt safer staying put or were unable to repatriate due to travel restrictions.

We surveyed expats and asked if they are returning home or making plans to repatriate due to the coronavirus pandemic. The majority of expats said that felt safer staying put or were unable to repatr...

Expats-Report-Experiences-Amid-Coronavirus-OutbreakExpats Report Experiences Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Expats are reporting their experiences abroad amid the coronavirus outbreak and, as always, demonstrating the inherent resilience that imbues the expat spirit.

Expats are reporting their experiences abroad amid the coronavirus outbreak and, as always, demonstrating the inherent resilience that imbues the expat spirit....

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