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Expat Guide to Living in Baku

Whether you're already living in Baku or preparing to move to Baku, our Expat Guide to Living in Azerbaijan offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Baku. For answers to specific questions, visit our Azerbaijan Forum to talk with expats in Baku.

Culture Shock in Baku, Azerbaijan

An expat living in Baku, Azerbaijan offers her perspective on living there and the culture shock she experienced. It offers insight into the realities of settling into Baku and how to manage it.

Culture Shock in Baku, Azerbaijan

A woman living in Baku, Azerbaijan shares her experiences with racism in Baku. She and her husband live in a regular neighborhood rather than an expat area. She speaks Turkish, which helps her understand Azerbaijani. Knowing what is being yelled at her as she walks down the street has been eye opening.

More Culture Shock Reports for Baku

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Baku handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Baku:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Baku - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Baku by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to Baku Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Baku? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Baku? Below are some of the responses from expats in Baku:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Baku with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Baku, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Baku. If you are already living in Baku, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Baku by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Baku? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Baku by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Baku? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Baku? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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