Fountain Square in Baku, Azerbaijan
Fountain Square in Baku, Azerbaijan
Fountain Square in Baku, Azerbaijan

Pros and Cons of Living in Azerbaijan

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Pros and Cons of Living in Azerbaijan. Expats, Retirees and Digital Nomads talk about the pros and cons of living in Azerbaijan

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What do expats in Azerbaijan appreciate most about the local culture?

"The people are friendly and really excited when you try to learn their language. The food is delicious and if you eat like a local, it's crazy cheap to live here. There is a lot to see if you leave Baku and go to the regions, but you have to be adventurous," said another expat in Baku.

"Not much really. Baku has a delightful old city but again in there, you are leered at constantly," added another person living in Baku.

"People enjoying the many parks and fountains--makes you forget that the place is bascially a desert. People are very kind and helpful when asked. Those who have studied English are bold about using it--which is unlike other places and can be very helpful. Public transportation is quite good, and inexpensive," explained one expat living in Baku.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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