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Retire in Almaty, Kazakhstan

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 20, 2023

Summary: Almaty, Kazakhstan is an attractive destination for retirees due to its stunning mountain scenery, vibrant culture, and low cost of living. There are several retirement communities in Almaty, offering a range of amenities such as swimming pools, fitness centers, and social activities. The cost of a nice two bedroom home in Almaty is typically around $50,000 USD, while a nice three bedroom home can cost around $70,000 USD. The weather in Almaty is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to mid-70s Fahrenheit throughout the year.

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What is it like to retire in Almaty?

"Almaty is a great place for retirees to enjoy their golden years. The city is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, and the climate is mild and pleasant. There is an active expat community in Almaty, with many retirees from around the world living in the city. There are plenty of cultural attractions to explore, such as the Central State Museum, the National Museum of Kazakhstan, and the Almaty Opera and Ballet Theatre. There are also plenty of recreational activities to enjoy, such as skiing, hiking, and horseback riding. For those looking for nightlife, there are plenty of bars, restaurants, and clubs to explore," commented one retiree living in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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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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