Expats moving to Bangkok will undoubtedly have questions about their new home. Below are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about expat life in the Thai Capital. 

Is Bangkok safe?

Bangkok is surprisingly safe considering the large income disparity and even larger population. Westerners, in particular, are treated with the utmost respect, and expats in general are nearly always welcomed rather than treated with hostility.

Is Bangkok accessible for children?

The city can be great for children. One drawback is pollution, but medical treatment is top-notch. There are also many water parks, zoos and other activities to capture a child's imagination, and private schools are of excellent quality.

Will I need to learn Thai?

There are so many expats in Bangkok that it is easy to circulate in primarily English-speaking crowds and hangouts. That said, many locals cannot speak English, especially outside of Bangkok in more rural areas. Learning some rudimentary words and sentences will go a long way to enhancing the experience of the country.

Do I need a car?

No, expats definitely don't need a car in Bangkok. In fact, public transport – such as the Sky Train, tuk-tuks and subway – is much faster than driving. Frustrating traffic jams are also regular parts of any commute. While public transport does not reach all areas of the city, there are plenty of taxis and motorbike taxis available.

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