The Nam Song River in Vang Vieng, Laos
Living in Laos
By Joshua Wood, LPC
Last updated on Feb 10, 2022
Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Laos: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.
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,"
said another person in Vientiane.
What do I need to know before moving to Laos?
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