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Quy Nhon, Vietnam

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Quy Nhon, Vietnam: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know before moving to Quy Nhon?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Quy Nhon, they said:

"Quy Nhon is a coastal city known for its beautiful beaches, seafood, and relaxed atmosphere. Before moving there, expats should be aware that while English is taught in schools, many locals may not be fluent, so learning some basic Vietnamese phrases can be helpful. The cost of living is relatively low compared to Western countries, but it's important to negotiate prices as vendors often charge more to foreigners. The city has a tropical monsoon climate with a wet season from September to December and a dry season from January to August. Healthcare facilities in Quy Nhon are not as advanced as in larger cities like Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, so expats with serious health conditions may need to travel for treatment. The local cuisine is heavily seafood-based, with dishes like banh xeo (sizzling pancake) and bun cha ca (fishcake noodle soup) being local favorites. Expats should also be aware that Quy Nhon is not as bustling or cosmopolitan as other Vietnamese cities, and entertainment options may be limited. Public transportation is not as developed, so many people use motorbikes to get around. It's important to understand the local traffic rules and be comfortable with this mode of transport. Lastly, while Quy Nhon is generally safe, expats should still take standard precautions to protect their personal belongings," commented one expat who made the move to Quy Nhon.

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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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