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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Mar 10, 2023

Summary: People describe Pune, India as a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage. Expats love the city's diverse population, its vibrant nightlife, and its proximity to the beautiful Western Ghats mountain range. The weather in Pune is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit (10-35 Celsius). The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,000-$1,500 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $400-$600 USD per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $600-$800 USD per month. The approximate population of Pune is 3.13 million people.

What do I need to know about living in Pune?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Pune, they said:

"Before retiring in Pune, expats should research the cost of living in the city and the availability of healthcare services. It is also important to familiarize oneself with the local culture and customs, as well as the language. Additionally, expats should consider the climate and the availability of recreational activities in the area. Finally, it is important to research the visa requirements for long-term stays in India," wrote a member in Pune.

"I would recommend it highly. The weather is amazing. Infrastructure is something that needs improvement, but overall its a thumbs up," commented one expat who made the move to Pune.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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