Despite the growing influx of tourism, the cost of living in Laos still makes it one of the most attractive and affordable countries in Asia.
Guide to travel, doing business, and studying in Laos – culture, greetings, gestures,etiquette, protocol, negotiations, gift-giving, and more.
Laos is a very conservative place on a tight social leash. Education is low and generally people are not very worldly and are easily shocked.
This site discusses the seasonal weather patterns in Laos plus the weekly forecast
Laos has a tropical monsoon climate, with a pronounced rainy season from May through October, a cool dry season from November through February, and a hot dry season in March and April.
Economic history and forecast for Laos
Laos’s economy lost some steam in 2015 due to weak global demand for commodities, which is still keeping rubber prices down and affecting farmers’ incomes. Commodity exports, especially mineral ores and rubber, are one of the main drivers of growth for Laos.
Average prices of more than 40 products and services in Laos. Prices of restaurants, food, transportation, utilities and housing are included.
This site discusses the demographic features of the population of Laos, includingpopulation density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.
See “People and Society” on this site