As a tourist, it is essential to know where are the safest places to live for Expats in Vietnam. Especially when you are planning to settle down too!
There are several places that are potential safe abodes for expats and general tourists looking at staying for quite some time in the country, or perhaps to settle long-term.
Ho Chi Minh City
The center of innovations and business in Vietnam, one of the safest places to live for expats in Vietnam is Ho Chi Minh city.
Being the most business inclined city in the country, the city offers an array of employment for both locals and tourists. Most expats can be found in District 2 and the most notable apartment to check is the Masteri Thao Dien.
District 2 houses the largest English speaking community and visitors around Vietnam. Alongside this, it is home to several international restaurants that offer significant dishes craved by most foreigners.
English has also become the second language taught in schools thus it is easier to communicate around the city.
Located in the heart of the Northern region, Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam. It was once the capital of the strongest ancient kingdom of the Vietnamese called Dai Viet.
Once the great Vietnam war had ended in 1976, Hanoi was then chosen as the capital city of Vietnam. It has then ever since developed and thriving – next to Ho Chi Minh.
The weather in Hanoi has four seasons. Humid tropical with hot and rainy summers and cold dry winter seasons.
The city offers traditional urban dwellings for expats as well as employment options.
Da Nang is a rising city where some expats prefer to live. It has a small population of 1.2 million – a small portion compared to Ho Chi Minh City’s and Hanoi’s 8.5 and 7.8 million, respectively.
The city offers a laid back lifestyle, stunning beaches and cityscapes as well as several employment opportunities.
Da Nang has undergone rapid growth and development all throughout the city.
According to KPMG, there are currently more than 5,000 expats who settled in Da Nang and are projected to rise as the city progresses.
Based on the numbeo.com, the rent in Da nang is 12% lower compared to the business capital – Ho Chi Min.