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What do people like (and dislike) about Almaty?

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When we asked expats and global nomads what they like and dislike about living in Almaty, they replied...

"Expats and digital nomads generally like living in Almaty, for its affordable cost of living, which allows them to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle without breaking the bank. They appreciate the city's stunning natural beauty, with the picturesque Tian Shan mountains nearby, offering ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and snowboarding. The city itself is clean and well-maintained, with a good public transportation system that makes getting around easy and convenient. The local people are friendly and welcoming, and there is a growing expat community that offers support and social opportunities. On the other hand, expats and digital nomads may dislike the language barrier, as not many locals speak English, making communication and daily tasks more challenging. The bureaucracy and paperwork involved in obtaining visas and work permits can be frustrating and time-consuming. The air quality in Almaty can be poor, particularly during the winter months, due to pollution from vehicles and coal heating. Additionally, the healthcare system may not be up to the standards that some expats are used to, and finding high-quality medical care can be difficult. Finally, the internet speed and reliability may not be as consistent as in other countries, which can be a challenge for digital nomads who rely on a stable connection for work," explained one expat living in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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