Hyderabad, India

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Sep 24, 2021

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Hyderabad, India. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.

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What do I need to know about living in Hyderabad?

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

"To get in touch with someone who has been or knows somebody in that city, before and after coming, as Indians are generally very hospitable and like to help others, The fact is that almost every second household has someone from the family settled abroad ( Worldwide )," explained one expat living in Hyderabad.

"He can consider moving into the city, but I would advise him to stay in a place at least 20 km away. The city centre is highly polluted and traffic is CRAZY. For a comfortable living a couple has to earn a minimum of Rs 25 000," said another expat in Hyderabad.

How do I meet people in Hyderabad?

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When we asked people living in Hyderabad about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"Learning the traditional handicrafts and culinary classes, the expats club, the Local city clubs for networking, joining Red Cross and other NGO"s who have volunteers from school and colleges, working for the masses and improving the quality of life," remarked another expat in Hyderabad.

Will I be able to find a job in Hyderabad?

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When we asked people about industries and career opportunities in Hyderabad, they reponded:

"IT . ITES, BPO, Agriculture, Tourism are the main industries. The focus is shifting to R&D and Manufacturing of high end electrical and electronic components," remarked another expat in Hyderabad.

"Mainly IT based jobs these days though the city is famous for its Industrial belt and a diversity of factories. Most people find jobs in the big corporate business houses which have become common in the city. Office work, hospitals, star hotels, thousands of restaurants, shops, tourism, etc provide ample scope of employment," explained one expat living in Hyderabad.

What is life like in Hyderabad?

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When we asked people living in Hyderabad what life is like and how people spend their time, they said:

"Basically, in India, daily life revolves around five quadrant i.e family, work, religion, self and socializing. But for the past few years the younger generation are more focused on work and being financially secured, unlike the older generation who had a higher level of contentment," said another expat in Hyderabad.

"Hyderabad is a city steeped in history and is more than 400 years old. It has a cross cultural mix of people from all walks of life. Hyderabad is now noted for its advancement in ITC and has a lot of Expats around the Hi Tech City. Hyderabad is noted for its age old cuisine and the city people are very outgoing and love eating out. Family is a very important part of life and you will see complete families, including older parents and grandparents freely doing the rounds in the city. The city is also a very keen sports city with golf sailing etc.. a very important event," remarked another in Hyderabad.

Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Hyderabad accepting of differences?

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"The beauty of India, especially Hyderabad, is the tolerance of other religions and acceptance of their values , customs and participation. The social bonding is generations old, though it might not be accepted as far as weddings go," said another expat in Hyderabad.

"The city is known for religious tolrance, but sometimes the politicians play dirty and create tension," added another person living in Hyderabad.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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