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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 06, 2023

Summary: The approximate population of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is 8.4 million people. People often describe Ho Chi Minh City as a vibrant, bustling city with a unique blend of traditional and modern culture. Expats love the city's diverse food scene, vibrant nightlife, and friendly locals. The weather in Ho Chi Minh City is typically hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,000 to $1,500 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is typically around $500 to $700 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost around $700 to $1,000 per month.

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

"Before retiring in Ho Chi Minh City, expats should research the cost of living and the availability of healthcare services. It is also important to familiarize oneself with the local culture and customs, as well as the language. Additionally, expats should consider the climate and the availability of recreational activities. Finally, it is important to research the visa requirements and the process for obtaining a long-term visa," wrote one member in Ho Chi Minh City.

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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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