Subscribe to SmallPlanet

We Need Your Help

Five stars on Amazon! Don't miss Talesmag's first book of essays, on cross-cultural food experiences from Mexico to Mongolia (plus recipes!)
Submit a Real Post Report


What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

Medium to small. - Aug 2, 2016
Around 70 Americans. The high majority of people absolutely love it here. - Aug 2, 2015
This is a medium-sized Embassy with around 50 direct hires. However, there is a relatively large expat community here in Tirana, and expat social groups are very active. Morale is generally high, and has significantly improved within the Embassy community in the last year and a half. - Aug 12, 2014
Medium, maybe? Most of the international community seems to be tied either to another embassy or to a Christian missionary community. There are quite a few other European expat communities here. A lot of the community is centered around the school or work. - May 18, 2013
Not very big. - Dec 27, 2012
Fairly small, you will know almost everyone. There are also many American missionaries here. - Oct 1, 2011
Small - 200 Americans max - Mar 31, 2008