- Purchase the complete Expat Arrivals Bangkok Guide (PDF)
Expats relocating to Bangkok should take note that this is one of the hottest cities in the world. With a hot, tropical climate, daytime temperatures are commonly above 30°C (86°F) throughout the year with November to February being the driest time of year. March, April and May are the hottest and most humid months, and the rainy season runs from May to October. During the wet season, rain is common throughout the day and it’s wise to invest in a good umbrella.
►For information on how to navigate the city, have a look at our Getting Around in Bangkok page.
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Expat Health Insurance
If you’re thinking about taking out private health insurance, our trusted partner Cigna Global is very aware of all the difficulties that expats can face when it comes to healthcare in a new location, so they have created a range of international health insurance plans specifically designed for expats, which you can tailor exactly to the needs and ensure access to quality care for you and your family.
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