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

The expatriate community is community is large. I am not a part of it. - Oct 22, 2017
Large number of expats. Most love Delhi and India and many stay for a long time. The air pollution is the biggest concern among the expats. - Mar 15, 2017
Big tight-knit group. We loved it. Lots of other expats outside the mission. - Feb 14, 2017
Pretty big, though dwindling, due to the air quality I believe. Given the current conditions, overall morale is pretty poor, but people who come to India are not looking for the easy life. And there are lots of things to love here. It's just there's so many difficult distractions. - Nov 8, 2016
Big. Moral is okay, but air pollution is the main drag for most people. It really depends on your expectations and attitudes. If you focus on the bureaucracy, filth, pollution, and constant sickness, it could get you down. Focus on the good things, like the amazing travel opportunities in India, wonderful food, affordable domestic help, and colorful culture, and it is much better. Many people recommend getting out of Delhi once a quarter for a break and leaving the country one or two times each year for a mind reset. - Jun 2, 2016
Big community. Morale is okay but varies depending on who you ask. Some people face harassment from the local authorities from time to time, with varying and unpredictable regulations, restrictions, and fines. This tends to bring morale down. - Sep 6, 2014
Big community and lots of great options. I think this is a good spot to come to for a new U.S. diplomatic officer. - Sep 3, 2014
Big. - Aug 14, 2013
Huge. In addition to embassies, the NGO community is sprawling. - May 18, 2013
LARGE - Oct 21, 2012
Large. - Sep 16, 2012
VERY large - Aug 12, 2011
extremely large - Aug 7, 2011
Pretty big. - Aug 4, 2011
Most westerners are diplomats, but the community is growing in the IT sector. - Jan 8, 2011
1000s. - Sep 18, 2010
I think it is large, but I only have contact with a very few of them (outside the office I mean). There are diplomats and people working for NGOs, too. - Aug 30, 2010
Huge and diverse. You can be a part of a very active expat scene or strike out on your own to explore the city and country. - Aug 12, 2010
Very large. You will never be able to meet everyone here. - Aug 1, 2010
Very large. You will never meet everyone here. - Mar 11, 2008
It depends on where you are. Where we are, I'd say about 10 expats per apartment complex. In Delhi, I've seen quite a few. Usually we either see no expats, or lots of them. - Feb 4, 2008