In order to be really comfortable with the way day-to-day life is carried out in your host country, research and preparation are key. Research should include looking into local laws, customs, taxes, building regulations, the health and education systems, and the public transport system. These will be a part of your everyday life, and in the case of things like the health system, could literally be a life or death issue. Talk to other teachers who have gone before you, and ask them about any unforeseen issues they had to deal with during their first few months in the country.