Pros and Cons of Living in Turkmenistan
Last updated on Feb 21, 2023
Summary: The pros of living in Turkmenistan include its rich cultural heritage, its diverse landscapes, and its friendly people. Additionally, the country has a low cost of living and a wide range of job opportunities. On the other hand, the cons of living in Turkmenistan include its oppressive government, its lack of freedom of speech, and its limited access to the internet. Additionally, the country has a poor infrastructure and a lack of access to quality healthcare.
What are the pros and cons of living in Turkmenistan?
Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Turkmenistan responded:
"Expats and digital nomads living in Turkmenistan appreciate the country's rich culture and history, as well as its stunning natural beauty. They also enjoy the friendly and welcoming people, who are always willing to help out newcomers. On the other hand, expats and digital nomads may find the lack of modern infrastructure and the limited access to the internet and other services to be a challenge. Additionally, the country's strict visa regulations and the difficulty of obtaining a work permit can be a deterrent for some," said one in Turkmenistan.
What do expats in Turkmenistan appreciate most about the local culture?
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.
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