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Retire-in-nhatrang.com  (Contact vrc5star@gmail.com) 

(VRC-Vietnam Retirement Consultants) is Nha Trang's most professional company for retirement advice. The directors are Gary MacDougall PhD,

a semi retired Australian landscape architect www.asia-resort-design.com or www.creationslandarch.com and Tran Thi Thanh Vinh,

a fully qualified Vietnamese accountant ( University of Da Nang) and Vietnamese licensed real estate agent, who also has a high level English certificate. Vinh's real estate website is:- www.nha-trang-realestate.com  Gary also has a TEFL English teaching certificate. We can set up businesses and help with work oppurtunities such as English teaching, IT businesses, marketing, consulting etc


We are confident that we can save you money and time. You can rest assured that all you needs will be professionally catered for when you engage our professional services. We already have an excellent 3 year record helping expats enjoy their new life in Nha Trang. Gary is an expat of ten years in Nha Trang and understands their requirements.

Vinh is a Vietnamese licensed real estate agent and we have many accommodation options from budget to luxury, short term to long term.Vinh has local insider knowledge.

We can help with visas, setting up business, establishing companies (shelf companies), translation and many tour options.

Kiplinger recently placed Nha trang as the 6th best place in the world to retire and now that Nha Trang is developing fast, it just gets better every month.


Reasons why Nha Trang is the most popular retirement destination in Vietnam.

·    Low cost health care and brand new modern hospital as of May 2012 and a brand new western standard one in 2013. Now two western standard private hospitals. Also in 2013 a brand new eye hospital(optical centre) opened up. Medications are readily available through numerous pharmacies.Vingroup, a public listed company, headed by Vietnam's only billionaire, (in dollars), is building a state of the art Medical centre and hospital on Tran Phu Street, beside the beach. Part of Vinmedic company.



· Low cost food ( see manual for individual prices). Fresh fish straight from the ocean or river (Nha Trang is a port as well and has a large fishing fleet). .Free range chickens are abundant. Vegetables, herbs and fruits straight off the farms are available all around Nha Trang. A lot of the food is organic. All year you can enjoy tropical fruit such as mangoes, durians, lychees, pineapples, mangosteen, coconuts, papaya, bananas, watermelon, passion fruit, dragon fruit…Coconuts for example are fantastic superfoods!


·   As a result of cheap food and low wages dining out is cheap even at up market places ( except of course, the tourist traps). Our manual and our local knowledge can help with finding the best value eateries and 'pit stops'. Basic street food meals can even be purchased for as low as 65 cents and a cup of coffee for 30 cents.

·    Accommodation is very cheap and there are numerous options that Vinh can advise on.

·    Tours are cheap. Mud baths and hotsprings are great for one's health and there are three major operations in Nha Trang:- 'I-Resort', 'Mud Egg Baths', & 'Thap Ba Hot Springs'. Gary's favourite is I-Resort which has modern facilities. Gary goes to I-Resort about once a week.

·  Guns are not allowed in Vietnam so Nha Trang is a safe city to live in. They have normal police and tourist police to protect the citizens.The beaches now are very well protected. They even have surf life saving stations with surf life saving staff.

·   Nha Trang is great for your health. It has cooling, refreshing sea breezes. It has public mud baths and hot springs that are therapeutic. Herbs like ginseng and ginger are cheap to buy and health drinks like Noni juice just 5% of the cost in Australia. Royal jelly, bee pollen and honey are also very cheap. Bird nest is collected in Nha Trang islands for bird nest soup and is reasonably priced compared to Western countries where it is really expensive. For about 40 cents you can buy a large healthy coconut and enjoy the cool refreshing milk and then break open to enjoy the succulent flesh of the nut. Being healthy can be expensive in western countries but not in Nha Trang. You can even join a gym for $5 per month! Even the Novatel gym fits into a lot of expats budgets.

·    Nha Trang has many attractions and many beaches. Nha Trang also has hundreds of amazing cafes to enjoy delicious Vietnamese coffee and fruit smoothies. New ones open every week or so.

· Most of the year Nha Trang is sunny and is not as hot as Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh city.

·    Nha Trang is usually not affected by cyclones or typhoons that occur further north, especially in Da Nang.

·  Already thousands of expats from all around the world call Nha Trang home and L-O-V-E it! Nha Trang girls are very friendly and welcoming.


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