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

Fairly large. There's 140+ US companies with Indian corporate offices here, so you'll find many American expats outside of the consulate, in addition to the US consulate community. The expat community is wonderful here and definitely the highlight of living here! - Nov 18, 2017
Expat community is small. Some Americans work for large firms in High Tech City. There is a small expat association, called TEA. Overall, morale is affected by the quality of life; everyone has different coping mechanisms and different degrees of depression at different times. At work, morale is not too bad. We all try to support each other the best we can. People do curtail, it is a not an easy posting. - Sep 20, 2016
I think it's pretty good in Hi-Tech city, from what I've heard. At the Consulate, morale ebbs and flows with the visa applicant workload. The size is pretty small, but growing as more and more companies come to Hyderabad to set up shop. - Mar 16, 2015
The consulate has about 25 Americans. Morale is quite good. The consular workload is ever increasing. There's no doubt it has become a visa mill. I don't know many people outside of that community. I understand that there are many Indian-Americans who work in the hi-tech industry, so many live in Hi-Tech City. - Jan 18, 2015
Expat community is small and varied. American expats seem to be either executives with families or young bros who are there for the money. The latter can usually be observed unwinding from another 80 hour work week on Sundays sitting poolside chugging vodka and reinforcing American stereotypes. There is a large French population whose friendship should be cultivated in order to be invited to their dinners. There are a few Brits, Aussies and now Turks. Oh, the Iranians are there too so you have that going for you. There are some very active expat groups such as the HYTEA group. For any trailing spouses without jobs, groups like the HYTEA can be very supportive and useful. The Consulate's morale was variable. In the two years we were there, post experienced five curtailments. This is a post with only twenty-some officers. Some people love India but for many it can be a difficult place to live. - Nov 20, 2014
Very small diplomatic community (the Americans, Iranians, and now a handful of Brits and Turks). Several hundred expats (mainly british, french and american) at multi-nationals. Not a ton of mixing. Most expats are programmers or accountants; there's a young crowd of frat boy-ish programmers that take over a local hotel pool every Sunday, you won't miss 'em...). There's a good expat group (TEA) that organizes events. Morale is mixed. A few people really seem to thrive in India. Many others have a hard time. Post has had a recent management change that has morale on the upswing. - Jul 18, 2014
Very small. The U.S. consulate is the only foreign mission here (besides Iran, but we don't hang out with them much). There are some expats working out in High-Tec city and some working for NGO's, but not many. - Mar 2, 2012
Large. There are a number of American and other Western companies that have settled in the Hi-Tech City and Cyberabad neighborhoods, bringing in many expat families. - Feb 27, 2012
Way too small. One consulate and some international companies. - Jan 11, 2011