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Retire in Laos

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: What is it like to retire in Laos? Retirees share their experiences living in Laos.

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How do I meet people in Laos?

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When we asked people living in Laos about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"It all depends what you are interested in. For women there is WIG (Womens International Group) who do various activities. There are many sporting clubs (Rugby, Australian Football, etc). A volunteer group called Paws for Thought who focus on animal welfare in Lao. Most are advertised in the Vientiane Times OR on facebook/internet.," said a retiree who moved to Vientiane, Laos.

What is life like in Laos?

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When we asked people living in Laos what life is like and how people spend their time, they said:

"For Lao people, all of the above! For many foreigners here it's mostly spending time getting to know Lao, visiting its more popular places, socialising etc. It all depends on what you want to do and spend most of your time on. For my family it's sport, socialising and seeing what Lao has to offer," added another person in Vientiane.

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What do I need to know before retiring in Laos?

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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," explained a retiree in Vientiane.

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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