What to expect when moving to Bhutan

Hello everyone,

Is there anything you wish you had known before moving to Bhutan? For example, transportation, internet speeds, types of housing, aspects of the culture or social life.

In your opinion, what's the most important thing to know about Bhutan?

When would you recommend someone should begin planning their move to Bhutan?

What were the most helpful ways you found to get organised? For example, did you use a checklist, were there any particularly useful websites or apps?

What advice would you give to future expats preparing to move to Bhutan?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


The most important thing is to do your homework before you even arrive.

I would recommend the following to anyone even thinking of moving to Bhutan:


 *the realistic opportunities for employment in their field of expertise
*the cost and standard of housing in Paro and Thimphu, must less other towns
*the cost, diversity and availability of products of food
*full awareness of the taxation, administration, legals  governmental and spiritual systems in Bhutan
the costs of conversion (electronics, internet differences, access to media, infrastructure, logistics,  costs of travel to and from, etc)
*the availability, affordability and adequacy of health care, including tertiary services
*their motivation for so doing, critically examined in considerable depth

*contingency planning in the event of disaster--natural, man-made

This is a precursor. Once there is a demonstrated cognizance of this, more granular matters can be examined

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