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Living Abroad in Asia and the Pacific Region

The Essential Expatriate Resources

Living in Asia Living in India Living in Singapore Living in Singapore Living in Japan Living in China Living in Taiwan Living in Korea Living in Korea Living in Philippines Living in Thailand Living in Thailand Living in Malyasia Living in Indonesia Living in Australia Living in New Zealand

Asia and the Pacific region are increasingly popular destinations for American expatriates, partly due to strong economic ties to the U.S. and the region's increased global importance. Australia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand are among the most popular destinations for American expatriates. China was once quite popular, but the pandemic and political differences have lessened the movement of Americans to the mainland since 2016. has compiled the best country-by-country resources for current expatriates and those who dream of moving and living abroad.

To go to the resources of a specific country, click on a country on the map, select a country from the list below, or read our introductory summary, 7 Tips for Living Abroad in Asia Successfully.

If you select from the countries below, you will find articles and resources that provide details about specific individual experiences that should get you a variety of tastes.

—Living Abroad Contributing Editor Volker Poelzl

 Country-by-Country Living Abroad Resources for Asia and the Pacific
New Zealand
South Korea


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