Vietnam is one of the best places in Asia for expats to live abroad, and
there are plenty of reasons as to why. For pennies on the dollar, you
get a year-round tropical climate and access to modern comforts and
conveniences. Here are the best cities in Vietnam for expats to live.
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam
and is home to about eight million people, many of whom you will come
across in the daily hustle and bustle. The city is complete mayhem, yet
organized, making it perfect for those who enjoy big urban cities. The
city never sleeps, with shops open 24 hours, and nightlife with beer as
cheap as 0.30 USD per bottle. There are 12 districts, each with awesome residential areas, plenty of dining and drinking options, parks and recreational activities, and other necessary things expats look for: easy transport (Uber and Grab!),
shopping malls, hospitals, schools, banks, etc. An underground train
system connecting all districts is being built. The city is very
international, with a large expat community that you can get familiar
with by joining the HCMC Expat group on Facebook.
You can survive on about 600 USD per month, excluding rent. If you get
tired of the constant honks and horns, there are fast getaways around
the Mekong Delta, Mui Ne, Phu Quoc, Da Lat, and Vung Tau. Visa runs to Cambodia can be done in one day.