Making Waves In Vietnam Most expats end up in Da Nang, Vietnam, as a result of...Read more
By all accounts, cost of living in Vietnam is very likely much cheaper than you are used to back home. In the major cities prices will inevitably be a little higher but still very affordable. Go a little further out and it gets even more inexpensive. However, if you have a larger budget, Vietnam also has luxury accomodations and services. As expected, rent in the larger cities will take up a considerable portion of your budget but often includes maid and laundry service and is still cheaper than many other cities.
One of the best deals in Vietnam is the food. There are restaurants and cafes offering delicious dishes for a few dollars, some even offering free refills of Pho.
Transportation in Vietnam is also a bargain: taxis, buses and local flights are pretty affordable. If you are feeling adventurous you could rent a motorbike and try your luck at navigating the streets like a local.
Saigon, Vietnam, at sunrise. The streets are already bustling with vehicles—just as workers on a construction site next to my...Read more
Da Nang City: Women ride sidesaddle on the backs of motorbikes, even when wearing pants or jeans, legs dangling over...Read more
Worried about soaring utility costs? You're not alone. Over the past year, energy costs across the United States have increased 23.8%. The cost of electricity, specifically, is up 15.8%. That's the greatest 12-month increase in 41 years. Russia's war... continuing post-pandemic economic struggles worldwide, and generally hotter summers and colder winters are to blame. But you don't have to suffer. I'm not talking about lowering your thermostat or investing in more blankets. I'm talking about leaving cold winters... and steaming...Read more