What do people like (and dislike) about Almaty?
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," said a member in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
- What should I pack when moving to Almaty?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Almaty?
- Will I be able to find a job in Almaty?
- What is life like in Almaty?
- What do expats in Almaty appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Almaty?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Almaty accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Almaty like?
- What are healthcare services like in Almaty?
- What are medical services in Almaty like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Almaty?
- What are emergency services like in Almaty?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Almaty?
- How are local medical facilities in Almaty?
- As a foreigner living in Almaty, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
What do people like (and dislike) about Almaty?If you live in Almaty, newcomers to Almaty would love to hear your answer to this question: