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Expat Guide to Living in Vietnam

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

Having a Baby in Vietnam

Expats talk about the good and bad experiences they had giving birth in Vietnam. This article is a must read for any expecting expat parents who are considering having a baby in Vietnam.

Healthcare in Vietnam

If you're moving to Vietnam, healthcare and health insurance require careful consideration. This article covers the quality of healthcare at hospitals and clinics in Vietnam, the availability of prescription medications, vaccinations and more.

22 Things Expats Wish They Had Known Before Moving to Vietnam

Expats in Vietnam talk about what to bring when moving to Vietnam, learning Vietnamese, healthcare, culture shock and more.

Moving to Vietnam

Expats who have moved to Vietnam report a positive experience living in the Southeast Asian nation. They cite the culture, the food, the people as some of the things they love about Vietnam. The heat is a challenge for some!

5 Best Places to Retire in Vietnam

Thinking of retiring in Vietnam? Here are 5 of the best places to retire in Vietnam.

Living in Da Nang, Vietnam

An expat in Da Nang, Vietnam provides a great introduction to one of the great historical cities in Asia. Find out about expats, local restaurants and more.

Living in Da Nang, Vietnam

An expat in Da Nang, Vietnam advises others moving there to learn some basic Vietnamese, since there isn't a big expat population in Da Nang. Expats hang out at Bread of Life and The Waterfront. Vietnamese people are very friendly and welcoming. Since wages are low in Vietnam, most locals work very long hours to make a living.

Retirement in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

A retiree in Ho Chi Minh city talks about returning to Vietnam after serving there during the war. The cost of living, friendly Vietnamese people and the relaxed lifestyle all brought him back to HCMC.

More Living in Vietnam Reports

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

Reviews of Schools in Vietnam

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Vietnam. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Vietnam:
Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Vietnam. If you are already living in Vietnam, 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

Retiring in Vietnam Reports

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 Vietnam, by filling out our Overseas Retirement report. Below are some of the reports from expats in Vietnam:
Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby in Vietnam Reports

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

Working in Vietnam Reports

What's it like to find a job in Vietnam? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Vietnam? Below are some of the reports from expats in Vietnam:
Submit a Working Abroad Report
Additional Articles
Living in Vietnam or on Vacation - You've Got to Try a Non-La

Peter Goudge explains all about Vietnam's iconic hat, the non-la, and how it ties into the South East Asian nation's history, folk lore and every day life. There's a lot more to this simple hat than meets the eye!

10 Best Places to Teach Abroad

Anne Keeling highlights the 10 most popular cities for teaching overseas. From Dubai to Bangkok, Doha to Shanghai.

Expat Vietnam: 10 Tips for Living in Vietnam

It's an exciting time to live in Vietnam - with more and more tall buildings crowding the city skylines and rural areas developing rapidly as well. Learning Vietnamese poses a major challenge for most expats, but Vietnam's warm, welcoming people make up for the challenge.

5 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!

Living in Vietnam: My Fallback Food Places in Hanoi

15 Year Old Blogger and student in Hanoi, Vietnam, Jemimah Beardwood, shares some great food places in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Cost of Living in Vietnam

Real estate professional Dylan Nguyen offers an overview of the cost of living in Vietnam.

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.

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Culture-Shock-in-Ho-Chi-MinhAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

An Aussie expat in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam has had no problems setting into the culture there. Read about some of his experiences and his take on culture shock.

An Aussie expat in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam has had no problems setting into the culture there. Read about some of his experiences and his take on culture shock....

Living-in-Da-NangAn Expat Discusses Living in Da Nang, Vietnam

An expat in Da Nang, Vietnam provides a great introduction to one of the great historical cities in Asia. Find out about expats, local restaurants and more.

An expat in Da Nang, Vietnam provides a great introduction to one of the great historical cities in Asia. Find out about expats, local restaurants and more....

Having a Baby in Vietnam

Expats talk about the good and bad experiences they had giving birth in Vietnam. This article is a must read for any expecting expat parents who are considering having a baby in Vietnam.

Expats talk about the good and bad experiences they had giving birth in Vietnam. This article is a must read for any expecting expat parents who are considering having a baby in Vietnam. ...

Healthcare in Vietnam

If you're moving to Vietnam, healthcare and health insurance require careful consideration. This article covers the quality of healthcare at hospitals and clinics in Vietnam, the availability of prescription medications, vaccinations and more.

If you're moving to Vietnam, healthcare and health insurance require careful consideration. This article covers the quality of healthcare at hospitals and clinics in Vietnam, the availability of pres...

22 Things Expats Wish They Had Known Before Moving to Vietnam

Expats in Vietnam talk about what to bring when moving to Vietnam, learning Vietnamese, healthcare, culture shock and more.
Expats in Vietnam talk about what to bring when moving to Vietnam, learning Vietnamese, healthcare, culture shock and more....

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