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What do people like (and dislike) about Ho Chi Minh City?

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When we asked expats and global nomads what they like and dislike about living in Ho Chi Minh City, they replied...

"Expats and digital nomads generally like living in Ho Chi Minh City for its low cost of living, which allows them to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle without breaking the bank. They appreciate the vibrant street food scene, offering a wide variety of delicious and affordable dishes. The city's rich history and culture, along with its friendly and welcoming locals, make it an attractive destination for foreigners. The warm weather and bustling atmosphere also contribute to the city's appeal. Ho Chi Minh City's central location in Southeast Asia makes it a convenient base for traveling to other countries in the region. The city has a growing community of expats and digital nomads, which makes it easier for newcomers to make friends and find support. The availability of coworking spaces and reliable internet also make it a suitable place for remote work. On the other hand, expats and digital nomads may dislike the chaotic traffic and pollution in Ho Chi Minh City. The noise and air quality can be overwhelming, especially for those who are not used to living in a densely populated urban environment. The language barrier can also be a challenge, as not all locals speak English, making it difficult to communicate and navigate daily life. Another common complaint is the lack of green spaces and parks in the city, which can make it feel crowded and stifling. Additionally, the humid climate and rainy season may not be suitable for everyone, as it can lead to discomfort and health issues for some individuals. Finally, the bureaucracy and legal processes in Vietnam can be complicated and time-consuming, which may cause frustration for expats and digital nomads trying to obtain visas, work permits, or set up businesses," commented one expat who made the move to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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"Vietnam is not easy, it's got a learning curve for expats. But very worthwhile. Get out of the big cities, see the beaches and the jungles. Eat everything, the food is the best I've ever had," remarked another expat in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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