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Kathmandu, Nepal

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: The approximate population of Kathmandu, Nepal is 1.5 million people. People describe Kathmandu as a vibrant, bustling city with a unique culture and a rich history. Expats love the friendly people, the delicious food, and the stunning mountain views. The weather in Kathmandu is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit (10-30 Celsius). The average cost of living in Kathmandu 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, and a two bedroom apartment is around $600-$800 USD per month.

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

"Before retiring in Kathmandu, expats should be aware of the cost of living, which is generally lower than in many other countries. They should also be aware of the local culture and customs, and be prepared to adjust to the local way of life. Additionally, expats should research the availability of healthcare services and the quality of medical care in the area. It is also important to research the local laws and regulations, and to ensure that all necessary paperwork is in order. Finally, expats should be aware of the local climate and the potential for natural disasters, such as earthquakes and floods," wrote a member in Kathmandu.

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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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