Fishing in Phan Thiet, Vietnam
Fishing in Phan Thiet, Vietnam
Fishing in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Phan Thiet, Vietnam

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 24, 2021

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

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What do I need to know before moving to Phan Thiet?

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

"Try to find an expat with experience and ask advice and assistance. One can not prepare himself for what he, or she, will find when you arrive in Vietnam. Knowing the right people, especially if you come here to conduct business, is very important! Vietnam is not waiting for expats to come and live here. 1 wrong gesture can break your dream without you realizing it; until you run out of cash," said another person in Phan Thiet.

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How do I find a place to live in Phan Thiet?

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We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"Pure business matter; we could lease an industrial land plot on good conditions; housing was more difficult because of regulations at that moment," explained one expat living in Phan Thiet.

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What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Phan Thiet?

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"I live in a 1 bedroom house in the back of my office, for the sake of security. this is not typical for expats, for a 2 bedroom house in this area you pay around 500 US$," said another expat in Phan Thiet.

What is the average cost of housing in Phan Thiet?

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If you are thinking about moving to Phan Thiet, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

"Housing cost is much lower than in Europe; my house rental (include my office) is 150 US$, electricity, water and gas and cable TV is around 150 US$; food cost me about 400 US$ / month. I don't eat meat a lot; price for pork for instance, doubled since 1 year ago. 1 night partying cost me around 100 US$ (Whiskey or cognac, soft drinks and tip for the waitress)," remarked another expat in Phan Thiet.

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What to Bring When Moving to Phan Thiet (and what to leave behind)

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When we asked expats living in Vietnam what they wish they had brought when moving to Vietnam and what they wish they had left at home, they replied:

"Everything can be bought here so there is no need to take anything with you; unless quality clothes and shoes. I arrived 10 years ago with 1 suitcase of clothes and 5 kg chocolate," said another person in Phan Thiet.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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