Expat Guide to Living in Almaty
Whether you're already living in Almaty or preparing to move to Almaty, our Expat Guide to Living in Kazakhstan offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Almaty. For answers to specific questions, visit our Kazakhstan Forum to talk with expats in Almaty.
A teacher from South Africa decided to move to Almaty after experiencing significant culture shock while living in Semipalatinsk. He share why he enjoys life in Almaty.
More Culture Shock Reports for Almaty
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Almaty handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Almaty:
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More Living in Almaty Reports
What are people's priorities in Almaty - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Almaty:
Moving Overseas Report
What should you take with you when you move to Almaty? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Almaty? Help others moving to Almaty by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
Submit an International School Review
Reviews of Schools in Almaty
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Almaty. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Almaty:
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Almaty. If you are already living in Almaty, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
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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 Almaty by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Almaty? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Almaty? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
Submit a Working Abroad Report