Ho Chi Minh City - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

Overall expat community is very large and active! Pretty much everyone here loves it - many expats have been here for close to a decade! - Sep 2021

Largish community. Great variety, from students to English teachers to businesspeople. Morale in the community is generally high. I get the feeling that most people are in Vietnam by conscious choice, and have specific goals. There are lots of activities organized by the expat community, and many opportunities to interact with Vietnamese people as well. - Jul 2019

Really big - lots of sub-groups in different areas of the city. The morale totally depends on what you are doing and how long you have been here. For most, this place loses its charm after year 4 or 5. People complain but not as much as they used to. It's nicer here now. - Mar 2016

The expat community is pretty large, and the morale is very high. Many people I have met have lived here for several years and are very sad when they have to leave. - Aug 2015

There are lots of expats from many countries here. You can find great friends from all over with a little effort. I think morale here is good. - May 2014

medium, seems to be growing. - Jul 2011

Quite large. - Sep 2010

Big, with many different country groups. Last year there was a big exodus due to the global crash, but some are returning. - Nov 2009

Very large and growing. - Dec 2008

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