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What do I need to know before moving to Istanbul?

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Istanbul, they said...

"Istanbul is a vibrant and diverse city, and expats should be prepared for a unique cultural experience. It is important to research the local customs and laws before moving to Istanbul, as they may differ from those in other countries. Expats should also be aware of the cost of living in Istanbul, as it is generally higher than in other parts of Turkey. Additionally, expats should consider the language barrier, as Turkish is the official language of the country. It is also important to be aware of the political situation in Turkey, as it can be volatile at times. Finally, expats should make sure to obtain the necessary visas and permits before moving to Istanbul," said a member in Istanbul, Turkey.

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"Look around the city before deciding on where you want to live. Some people are more comfortable in compounds and others want to live in Turkish neighborhoods. Since the rents vary so much, even within a given area, it is important to take your time in finding a place if possible," remarked another expat who made the move to Istanbul, Turkey.

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