The Nam Song River in Vang Vieng, Laos
The Nam Song River in Vang Vieng, Laos
The Nam Song River in Vang Vieng, Laos

Living in Laos

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 10, 2022

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Laos: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know about living in Laos?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Laos, they said:

"Things here run very differently. It's slow and has to be done a certain way. It's best to go with the flow. Come here with an open mind and you should be ok! Don't expect much of a nightlife as there isn't one," remarked another expat who made the move to Vientiane.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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