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9/30/2018 6:59:17 PM

Vietnam’s Hoi An among world’s best places for expats

According to the Vietnam News, Hoi An has been ranked 14th among 20 best places in the world for expatriates to live by the The Travel website.

The ancient town of Hoi An captured from above

According to the Canada-based travel site, Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam is the best candidate for budget-conscious foreigners who want to settle down in Vietnam.

The rankings are based on data garnered from Live and Invest Overseas, which calls itself the world’s “most trusted, most experienced, and savviest source for information on international living, retiring abroad, and investing,” and Numbeo, the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide.

The website mentions the ancient town’s “cheap cost of living” as making it an ideal place for expats to stay in.

An apartment close to the river in Hoi An will cost just USD 458 a month and while monthly food expenditure would be about USD 450. Hence, monthly living costs in Hoi An can be managed within USD 1,000, the site says.

Hoi An used to harbor foreign traders back in the 17-18th, and once is an important heavily-frequented trading port in Southeast Asia. The foreigners come from all corners of the world, but mostly are Chinese and Japanese nationalities. Some come and go, but many settle in permanently and etch their marks into the history of Hoi An. The town has to this days well preserved its most sacred treasure, the centuries-old architecture.

Hoi An’s growing popularity as a top travel destination has been confirmed by earlier global rankings by prestigious travel magazines and newspapers./.

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