Dili - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Good morale. A couple thousand Europe, Australia, South America, and US expats. - Aug 2021

The American community is pretty small, but you'll love the Aussies, Kiwis, and expats from all over Asia that you'll meet. There's also a good-sized Portuguese population. Morale is actually really good. This is laid-back island life at its best. - Sep 2017

Pretty good size for the island. I love the expats here who are mainly Australian, New Zealanders (Kiwis), Asian and some Europeans. They all seem to make the best of being here and are a joy to be around. - May 2017

In Dili, large. Particularly Portuguese, Indonesians, Chinese and Australians. Morale is generally good. - Sep 2016

Was good and fun. - Nov 2013

Larger than you would expect for a country/city of this size. Now that the UN has pulled out, the expat community is much smaller, but there is still quite a large presence of Australians and other expats. - Apr 2013

Large, the UN and many NGOs are here. - Mar 2010

Large. - Feb 2010

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