Paradise Beach in Phuket, Thailand
Paradise Beach in Phuket, Thailand
Paradise Beach in Phuket, Thailand

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.

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.

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

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 Living 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:
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 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

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Phuket? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Phuket 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 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
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Living in Thailand GuideLiving in Thailand Guide

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.

Moving to ThailandMoving to Thailand Guide

Moving to Thailand requires a lot of research. There are many important considerations, and expats already living in Thailand are the best source of information.

Healthcare in ThailandHealthcare in Thailand

Expats in Thailand share tips and advice about healthcare and health insurance in Thailand. Advice about hospitals in Thailand, the availability of prescription medicines, using Tricare in Thailand and more.

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