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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.

Culture Shock 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.

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:
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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.

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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

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 Ho Chi Minh 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 Ho Chi Minh? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Ho Chi Minh 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 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
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Culture-Shock-in-Ho-Chi-Minh-CityAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The culture is vibrant, and new. The cost of living is cheap, even in HCMC which is the viet equivalent to new York city. I actually stay in D7 which is close to Saigon South which is where most foreigners hide.

The culture is vibrant, and new. The cost of living is cheap, even in HCMC which is the viet equivalent to new York city. I actually stay in D7 which is close to Saigon South which is where most fore...

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....

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!

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 he...

5 Best Places to Retire in Vietnam

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

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

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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