Check out my apartment: James Clark who is much better with money than I am manages to spend less than 0/mo living in Saigon.
If you are willing to get on a motorbike, getting arround Saigon is actually a lot more efficient than in other big Asian cities like Bangkok, Manila or Bali.
I’ve been living in Vietnam a while now, relatively speaking. When I tell anybody new to town how long I’ve been here for, they always raise their eyebrows and give me a suspicious look, just as I used to do when I first arrived.
I never planned to still be here (over 6 years and counting…), though I have some friends who’ve stayed much longer. I did what most single foreign men do when they arrive in Vietnam. I thought it was cool then, but now I’m ashamed of that behavior, although it was a difficult habit to break.
There are restaurants serving world-class food from places such as France, Italy, Japan or Spain. I know at least 20 other online entrepreneurs from all over the world that are living here and working on their businesses.
This is an incredible community to spend time with and bounce ideas of each other. There’s also a pretty cool coworking space called Saigon Hub.
That being said, I’d take a motorbike in Saigon over the BTS in Bangkok anytime.
#### If you want to learn more about living in Saigon, check out this podcast I recorded with Dan Andrews a while ago.
Also check out this post called “Bootstrapping in Saigon” by Jon Myers.
So many people are working hard trying to build a better future for themselves and their family.
Tons of driven people from all over Vietnam move from the countryside to Saigon to build a better life for themselves.
I know this sounds vague, but there is so much energy here.