Moving to Hanoi
Hanoi is the type of city that will quickly find a place in an expat's heart. On top of the fact that it's Vietnam’s capital city, it is also a city rich in flavour and charm.
With new construction projects starting every day and the city’s western edge expanding ever outwards, it’s easy to see that Hanoi is fast becoming a city of more than just political importance in Vietnam.
Expats moving to Hanoi find a city that maintains a balance between significant development (large shopping malls, new roads) and preserving a relatively cheap cost of living. With numerous lakes, fantastic restaurants, vibrant night life and Southeast Asia’s best preserved colonial architecture, Hanoi is an easy choice for many expats moving to Vietnam.
The Hanoian expat community is a very active one. There is also a multitude of accommodation options to suit any budget and the amount of Western orientated grocery stores and restaurants ensures that missing home is not something that will occur often.
With a significant diplomatic community, a large number of NGOs, ESL teachers and expat-employing businesses, Hanoi has a range of healthcare and education facilities catering for its expat community.