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 or digital nomad in India can be quite a rewarding experience. With its vibrant culture, bustling cities and mesmerizing landscapes, India offers a lot to explore and experience. Accommodations are generally affordable, making it relatively easy to find a comfortable place to live. Expats and digital nomads enjoy having access to a wide variety of delicious cuisines and frequent opportunities to travel and explore. While obstacles such as language barriers may present challenges, with perseverance and a bit of effort, it is possible to adjust to living in India. Connecting with the local community, making an effort to participate in traditions and festivals can make the transition much smoother and more enjoyable," explained one expat living in India.
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"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," said another expat in Bangalore, India.
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- What should I pack when moving to India?
- Where should I setup a bank account in India?
- Will I be able to find a job in India?
- What is life like in India?
- What do expats in India appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in India?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in India accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in India like?
- What are healthcare services like in India?
- What are medical services in India like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in India?
- What are emergency services like in India?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in India?
- How are local medical facilities in India?
- As a foreigner living in India, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
What is life like as an expat in your area?If you live in India, newcomers to India would love to hear your answer to this question.
About the Author
Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.
Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.