What is life like as an expat in your area?
When we asked people living abroad what life is like in their areas and how people spend their time, they said...
"Living as an expat in this area is quite a unique experience. It has a lot of international businesses and there is a great diversity of people. The locals are very welcoming and helpful and there are a lot of options available to those who want to explore and get to know different cultures. There is a wide range of housing options from luxury apartments to simpler living arrangements and the cost of living is quite reasonable. The streets are clean and safety is generally not an issue. Public transportation is also efficient and it connects with other parts of the city as well as other countries. There are a lot of events and places to visit such as shopping malls, restaurants, and bars. Overall, living as an expat in this area offers a great balance of modern convenience and traditional culture," commented one expat who made the move to United States.
"I hate to generalize about people. Most folks are laid back about work and much more involved in family and social lives. Many people have been helping with hurricane relief while others have been seeking better housing since 2017," remarked another expat in Christiansted, US.
- What do I need to know before moving to the United States?
- How do I find a place to live in the United States?
- What is a typical expat home or apartment like in the United States?
- What is the average cost of housing in the United States?
- Should I buy or rent a home in the United States?
- What should I pack when moving to the United States?
- What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in the United States?
- Why do people move to the United States?
- What are healthcare services like in the United States?
- What are medical services in the United States like?
- What are typical rents in the United States?
- What appliances are typically included in a rental?
What is life like as an expat in your area?If you live in the United States, newcomers to the United States would love to hear your answer to this question.
About the Author
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.