Expat Guide to Living in Kyrgyzstan
Whether you're already living in Kyrgyzstan or preparing to move to Kyrgyzstan, our Expat Guide to Living in Kyrgyzstan offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Kyrgyzstan. For answers to specific questions, visit our Kyrgyzstan Forum to talk with expats in Kyrgyzstan.
One expat shares her experiences adjusting to life in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She appreciates the folk music and handicrafts, but has had lots of issues with food poisoning and squatting toilets!
One member of Expat Exchange dreamed of skiing in the winter, sunbathing in the summer and enjoying a healthy lifestyle in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. In reality, the fall and spring are lovely, but the summer is too hot for sunbathing.
More Culture Shock Reports for Kyrgyzstan
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Kyrgyzstan handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Kyrgyzstan:
Submit a Culture Shock Report
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More Living in Kyrgyzstan Reports
What are people's priorities in Kyrgyzstan - work? family? 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 Kyrgyzstan:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Kyrgyzstan Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Kyrgyzstan? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Kyrgyzstan? Below are some of the responses from expats in Kyrgyzstan:
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 Kyrgyzstan with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Kyrgyzstan, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.
Submit an International School Review
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Dream vs. Reality of Living in Kyrgyzstan Reports
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Kyrgyzstan. If you are already living in Kyrgyzstan, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Kyrgyzstan:
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 Kyrgyzstan by taking our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Kyrgyzstan? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Kyrgyzstan? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
Submit a Working Abroad Report