Knowing what you know now, would you still move to this city?

Career-wise, it was a good move. Plus, I wanted to experience the region. Also, Hyderabad is a two-year post, which was a big sell. If we had to live in Hyderabad again, versus any other city in India, I would say yes. The pollution in Kolkata and Delhi is so terrible that I can't imagine living in 400+ AQI. Mumbai traffic makes it hard to leave your neighborhood and I'd argue it has fewer cultural attractions than Hyderabad. And many people complain about living in Chennai. So yes, I'd pick Hyderabad of the five U.S. post cities in India. - Jul 2019


Yes. - Jan 2019


Yes. - Nov 2017


No. Never. - Sep 2016


Yeah, it's not too bad. - Mar 2015


Absolutely! We love it here. You won't regret coming here. - Jan 2015


Yes. But would I do it again? No. - Nov 2014


Probably not. I've really enjoyed the esprit de corps here at Post and the amount of time I've been able to spend with my family, but the constant onslaught of India (full volume, 100 percent of the time, all five senses) combined with a huge consular workload and overal high cost of living has made this a tough assignment. A new consulate will be built here in 4-5 years, inshallah, and that might be a better time to return. - Jul 2014


No. - Mar 2012


I would and my daughter would. I'm not so sure about my husband. - Feb 2012


Probably not. I would have gone to a city with more to do like Delhi or Mumbai. - Jan 2011


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