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Retire in Turkmenistan

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 07, 2024

Summary: Retirees are often attracted to Turkmenistan for its rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and friendly people. The country is also known for its low cost of living, making it an attractive destination for retirees on a budget. The weather in Turkmenistan is generally dry and continental, with hot summers and cold winters. In the summer months, temperatures can reach up to 95°F (35°C), while in the winter months temperatures can drop to as low as -4°F (-20°C).

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What is it like to retire in Turkmenistan?

"Life for a retiree in Turkmenistan and its surroundings can be quite pleasant. There is an active expat community, with many retirees from other countries living in the area. There are plenty of cultural attractions to explore, such as the ancient ruins of Merv, the ancient city of Konye-Urgench, and the Darvaza Gas Crater. There are also plenty of recreational activities to enjoy, such as hiking, biking, and horseback riding. For those looking for a more active nightlife, there are plenty of bars and restaurants to explore," said one retiree in living in Turkmenistan.

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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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