Retire in Bangalore, India
Last updated on Sep 17, 2022
Summary: Retirees share their experiences living in Bangalore, India. What are the challenges and rewards of retiring in Bangalore?
How do I meet people in Bangalore?
When we asked people living in Bangalore about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:
"In 2010 we moved from New Zealand to Bangalore for my wife to take up a teaching role, along with us we brought our youngest son who was 9 at the time. We enrolled him in Trio World School (now Trio World Academy) where my wife was teaching. The school was a lot like being part of a large extended family, friendships were forged that have lasted till today and I expect beyond. At the time Trio being a International School following the Cambridge curriculum was an excellent fit and provided an incredible foundation for our son's future. Today Trio offers Cambridge and IB Curriculum's at Trio World Academy, ICSE Indian curriculum at Trio World School and world class kindergarten care at Trio Tots. I would absolutely recommend this school to parents wanting to educate their children in Bangalore," said another retiree in Bangalore.
What is life like in Bangalore?
When we asked people living in Bangalore what life is like and how people spend their time, they said:
"Bangalore is a large city which today is heralded as the IT capital of India, its a nice place to live, friendly people, a vibrant cultural environment. As with any city of this size you will find somewhere a supportive group of people with interests similar to your own. I am an avid nature photographer and I have quickly gathered around me people with information and interests willing to share their experiences. Indians are often willing to include ex-pats in their lives with a shared interest in food or other things. Getting invited to Indian Weddings, Engagement parties etc is common and you are feted as special," commented one retiree living in Bangalore, India.
What do I need to know before retiring in Bangalore?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Bangalore, they said:
"Surround yourself with positive people, get your support from them should you need it. India is at times challenging, exciting and in its own way crazy but if you are willing to be open to the differences then you will be rewarded with experiences way beyond what you would expect. I love India which is why we have returned here for a second time," said another retiree in living in Bangalore, India.
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- What do I need to know before moving to Bangalore?
- What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Bangalore?
- What is the average cost of housing in Bangalore?
- How do I meet people in Bangalore?
- What do I need to know before retiring in Bangalore?
- What should I pack when moving to Bangalore?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Bangalore?
- Will I be able to find a job in Bangalore?
- What is life like as an expat in your area?
- What do people like (and dislike) about Bangalore?
- What type of social life can someone expect in Bangalore?
- What is the social scene like in Bangalore?
- What advice to expats in Bangalore have about housing?
- What are medical services in Bangalore like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Bangalore?
- Is the cost of living in Bangalore high?
- What are the visa & residency requirements in Bangalore?
- Why do people move to Bangalore?