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

Morale is fine in the summer, but towards the end of winter it gets low. - Jul 2019


The embassy community seems like a close group. There are many activities and you can be as involved as you like. Morale is higher in the summer/fall than the bitter cold winter! - Oct 2016


It varies according to the state of the mining sector, and with the downturn the current expat numbers are substantial, but not high. With mining-related personnel making up the vast majority of foreigners, morale is also closely correlated to that industry's fortunes. Given the major backlash in Mongolia against mining (due to concerns about environmental damage, conflict with the nomadic lifestyle, corruption) this can be expected to continue. Several mining executives have been prevented from leaving the country recently pending legal proceedings, and this had a major impact. For the diplomatic community, morale tends to be good. - Feb 2015


Expats are not hard to meet. - May 2012


Large. - Feb 2012


It ranges between 250 - 300 people, and this includes the embassy direct-hires, mining companies, NGOs and Peace Corps volunteers. It's a small community, but seems to be relatively close-knit one. - Feb 2011


Two thousand. - Jan 2009


Small. - Oct 2008


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