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Moving to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 20, 2023

Summary: Expatriates are drawn to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for its vibrant culture, diverse cuisine, and low cost of living. The city offers a unique blend of traditional and modern lifestyles, making it an attractive destination for those looking to experience a different way of life. Additionally, the city's strong economy and growing job market make it an ideal place for expats to find work and build a career. With its bustling nightlife, world-class shopping, and stunning natural beauty, Ho Chi Minh City is an exciting and rewarding place to live.

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What do I need to know before moving to Ho Chi Minh City?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Ho Chi Minh City, they said:

"Find a couple of real estate agents in the area and look at a lot of apartments before choosing. Consider whether you need to be close to a supermarket. Consider whether you'd like to be near a swimming pool. Consider your transport options: taxis, rent a scooter or is there a bus route close by?," said one expat in Ho Chi Minh City.

"Before moving to Ho Chi Minh City, expats should be aware of the city's tropical climate, with hot and humid weather year-round. It is important to be aware of the local customs and culture, as well as the language, as English is not widely spoken. Expats should also research the cost of living in the city, as it can be quite expensive. Additionally, expats should be aware of the traffic and transportation system, as it can be quite chaotic. Finally, expats should research the availability of healthcare and medical services in the city," remarked one expat who made the move to Ho Chi Minh City.

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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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