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Expat Guide to Living in Phuket
Whether you're already living in Phuket or preparing to move to Phuket, our Expat Guide to Living in Thailand offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Phuket. For answers to specific questions, visit our Thailand Forum to talk with expats in Phuket.
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.
Culture Shock Report
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Phuket handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Phuket by filling out our Culture Shock Report.
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Submit a Living Overseas Report
More Living in Phuket Reports
What are people's priorities in Phuket - 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 Phuket:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Phuket Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Phuket? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Phuket? Below are some of the responses from expats in Phuket:
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 Phuket with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Phuket, 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 Phuket. If you are already living in Phuket, 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 Phuket by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Phuket? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Phuket? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
Submit a Working Abroad Report