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