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Expat Guide to Living in Bangkok

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

Living Abroad: Digital Nomads in Bangkok, Thailand

Digital nomads flock to Thailand for a variety of reasons, and Bangkok is one of the most popular options. Plentiful co-working spaces, good wifi, and amazing food are at the top of the list.

5 Tips for Living in Bangkok

Expats living in Bangkok enjoy a bustling city that is the most populous city in Thailand. Over the last several decades Bangkok has become an important regional business hub for Southeast Asia.

12 Tips for Living in Bangkok, Thailand

12 Tips for Living in Bangkok, Thailand

An expat in Bangkok, Thailand talks about expat life in Bangkok - with its lower cost of living, warm weather, good hospitals, grocery shopping, Bangkokians love of food and more.

Culture Shock in Bangkok, Thailand

An expat who moved to Bangkok appreciated that most people in Thailand don't interfere in other peoples' lives. He also appreciated that Thai people respect their elders.

More Culture Shock Reports for Bangkok

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Bangkok handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Bangkok:
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More Living in Bangkok Reports

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

More Moving to Bangkok Reports

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

Reviews of Schools in Bangkok

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Bangkok. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Bangkok:
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Dream vs. Reality of Living in Bangkok Reports

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Bangkok. If you are already living in Bangkok, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Bangkok:
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 Bangkok by filling out 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 Bangkok? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Bangkok 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 Bangkok? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Bangkok? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

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12-Expats-Talk-About-Adjusting-to-Life-in-Thailand12 Expats Talk About Adjusting to Life in Thailand

Expats in Thailand discuss adjusting to life in Thailand - customs, cultural blunders, struggling to learn Thai and more.
Expats in Thailand discuss adjusting to life in Thailand - customs, cultural blunders, struggling to learn Thai and more....

Expat-Thailand10 Tips for Living in Thailand

Did you know the Thai national anthem is played twice daily throughout the country? Do you know what the "Wai" is? Expats in Thailand share tips for living in Thailand.

Did you know the Thai national anthem is played twice daily throughout the country? Do you know what the "Wai" is? Expats in Thailand share tips for living in Thailand....

Retiring-Abroad5 Great Places to Retire in Asia

We asked expats and searched our forums for recommendations about where to retire in Asia. We pinpointed countries with affordable costs of living and have five great retirement locations. Please add your recommendations in the comments section!

We asked expats and searched our forums for recommendations about where to retire in Asia. We pinpointed countries with affordable costs of living and have five great retirement locations. Please ad...

Expats-in-Bangkok5 Tips for Living in Bangkok

Expats living in Bangkok enjoy a bustling city that is the most populous city in Thailand. Over the last several decades Bangkok has become an important regional business hub for Southeast Asia.

Expats living in Bangkok enjoy a bustling city that is the most populous city in Thailand. Over the last several decades Bangkok has become an important regional business hub for Southeast Asia....

Retirement-In-NonthaburiAn Expat Shares What it's Like Retiring in Nonthaburi, Thailand

An expat who retired to Thailand offers a cautionary tale about living in the Asian nation. More than anything else, he advises to live there for a period before committing to retirement there... don't just dive in!

An expat who retired to Thailand offers a cautionary tale about living in the Asian nation. More than anything else, he advises to live there for a period before committing to retirement there... don...

Moving-To-PhuketAn Expat Talks about Moving to Phuket, Thailand

An expat in Phuket tells others moving to Thailand to rent short term at first to give yourself time to check things out. She told newcomers to make friends and be brave - that Thai people are generally very helpful.

An expat in Phuket tells others moving to Thailand to rent short term at first to give yourself time to check things out. She told newcomers to make friends and be brave - that Thai people are genera...

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