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Pros and Cons of Living in Kazakhstan

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 05, 2023

Summary: The pros of living in Kazakhstan include its diverse culture, its rich history, and its beautiful landscapes. Kazakhstan is also home to a variety of different ethnicities, making it a great place to experience different cultures. Additionally, Kazakhstan has a strong economy and is a great place to start a business. On the other hand, the cons of living in Kazakhstan include its harsh climate, its lack of infrastructure, and its limited access to modern amenities. Additionally, the cost of living in Kazakhstan can be quite high, making it difficult for some people to afford.

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Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Kazakhstan responded:

"Expats and digital nomads living in Kazakhstan appreciate the country's low cost of living, which allows them to stretch their budget further. They also enjoy the country's diverse culture, which is a mix of Russian, Central Asian, and European influences. Additionally, the country's natural beauty, from its mountains to its steppes, is a major draw for many expats. On the other hand, some expats and digital nomads find the language barrier to be a challenge, as the official language is Kazakh and Russian is widely spoken. Additionally, the country's infrastructure can be lacking in some areas, making it difficult to access certain services," explained one expat living in Kazakhstan.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood 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.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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