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Leopardfish  Country Guide

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

If you like the stimulation of the exotic, rustic living and good old fashion rugged adventure, Mongolia is for you. If you like urbanity, creaturely comforts, night clubs and culture, Mongolia is also for you. It is a country of contrasts, both wild, untamed and traditional along with the sophisticated, indulgent and modern. Most western expatriates reside in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city. In deed, almost a half of Mongolia’s total population live there. Not surprisingly, this destination is not as safe as most western expat’s home countries. The violence is less restrained here. English, however, is commonly understood in Ulaanbaatar. This certainly makes life a bit easier for expats on a number of practical matters such as navigating around the city and retail shopping. 

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Mongolia

moveoneincn-mongolia     expatwoman-mongolia     numbeo-mongolia     mongolia-expat

internations-mongolia     discover-mongolia     mongolian-ways

Cost of Living

Cost of living

While the western expatriate may not be able to save much money while working in Ulaanbaatar, he or she should certainly be able to live comfortably. Indeed, according to Xpatulator.com’s July 2016 report, the cost of living in Ulaanbaatar is about at the international average. This becomes apparent when purchasing any number of goods and services. Healthcare, clothing and groceries are all fairly reasonably priced, but housing accommodations and furnishings cost a bit more. On the other hand, transport, restaurant meals, entertainment, Internet and alcohol are all cheap. As long as an expat teacher negotiates a fair remuneration package, he or she should be able to enjoy a fairly high standard of living in Mongolia.

Satisfying sites on cost of living in Mongolia

xpatulator-mongolia     numbeo-mongolia     numbeo-ulaanbaatar

Climate

Climate

Mongolia is located in the Northern Hemisphere temperate zone. Mongolia is a land of temperature extremes. Situated at an average altitude of 1500 m above the sea level separated from the oceans, surrounded by high mountain chains that are blocking the wet winds, Mongolia has an extreme continental climate. The Gobi desert in southern Mongolia can reach 40 degrees Celsius in the summer and fall to minus 40 degrees Celsius in winter. The winter continues long with cold temperature but summer is hot and not so long. Winter lasts from November to late April, Spring May through June. Summer continued from July through to September.

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Visa Restrictions

Visa Restrictions

You’ll need a visa to visit Mongolia. A Mongolian visit visa is usually valid for a stay of up to 30 days within six months from the date of issue. You can extend your visa up to 30 days once within six months. Full details can be found at Immigration of Mongolia.

If you arrive in Mongolia with the wrong visa, the Mongolian Immigration Agency may ask you to pay for the correct visa or deny you entry. Contact the nearest Mongolian Embassy to confirm visa requirements for your visit.

The Mongolian Border Agency will collect biometric data (scanned fingerprints) on your arrival.

It can be difficult to get visas for China and Russia in Mongolia. If you’re planning to travel to China or Russia from Mongolia, seek advice from the Chinese and Russian Embassies in London for the latest visa requirements before you travel to Mongolia.

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:

The UK Foreign Office         US State Department         BBC World News         Al Jazeera