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Pros and Cons of Living in Laos

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jan 03, 2024

Summary: The pros of living in Laos include the country's stunning natural beauty, its friendly people, and its low cost of living. Additionally, the country is known for its delicious cuisine and its vibrant culture. On the other hand, the cons of living in Laos include the lack of modern infrastructure, limited access to healthcare, and the prevalence of poverty. Additionally, the country is prone to natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Laos?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Laos responded:

"Expats and digital nomads living in Laos appreciate the low cost of living, the friendly locals, and the laid-back atmosphere. They also enjoy the abundance of outdoor activities, such as trekking, kayaking, and exploring the many caves and waterfalls. On the other hand, some expats and digital nomads find the lack of infrastructure and modern amenities to be a challenge. Additionally, the language barrier can be a source of frustration for those who don't speak Lao," said one expat in Laos.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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