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Kyrgyzstan is generally a safer and more desired country in Central Asia for western expats. Still, the number of internationals actually living in Kyrgyzstan is minimal and most live in the capitol city of Bishkek. While the country is Muslim, it is not obvious given its Soviet communistic background. Still, pork products are difficult to find; vodka, however, is plentiful. While expats tend to speak positively about their life in Kyrgyzstan, they also tend to complain about bureaucracy and the general corruption in government, particularly within the police force. Still, expats generally live very well at minimal cost and usually live in spacious dwellings. The environment is also clean and there’s plenty of beautiful mountains to enjoy and explore. Of course, the expat must be willing to live in a world which is less cosmopolitan and with less availability of western consumer comforts and goods. Read more…

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Cost of Living

Cost of living

Kyrgyzstan is not an expensive place to live for the expat. According to expatulator’s July 2016 report, Kyrgyzstan’s cost of living is less than the international average. A number of goods and services can be purchased quite reasonably such as accommodations, transport, groceries, restaurants and personal care items. That said, some imported products from the west can be rather pricey and Internet service is costly. Nonetheless, given that Kyrgyzstan is considered a frontier location, most expat compensation packages are generous. This reality mixed with low cost of living not only equals a more than comfortable lifestyle but an opportunity to bank significant sum of money as well.  Read more… 

Satisfying sites on cost of living in Kyrgyzstan

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Kyrgyzstan has a continental climate with cold winters and warm summers. In the lowlands, the temperature ranges from around -6°C (21°F) in January to 24°C (75°F) in July. In the low-lying Fergana Valley of the south temperatures may peak as high as the low 40s in summer. In the highlands, the temperatures range from between -20° (-4°F in January to 12°C (54°F) in July, although some high mountain valleys can drop as low as -30°C (-22°F) in winter. Rainfall is fairly low throughout the country but there can be heavy snowfalls during winter. The wettest area is the mountains above the Fergana Valley; the driest, the southwest shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. March to May and October to November are usually the wettest months

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Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

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