Hyderabad - Post Report Question and Answers

What are the particular advantages of living in this city?

Good air quality for India. Great biryani. Definitely a different vibe than other parts of India. - Jan 2023

Hyderabad feels more relaxed than much of the rest of India. The air is a bit better. The food is excellent. And you are close to the main beaches and tourist sights in the south of India. - Dec 2020

As answered above, in non-COVID times this is a decent travel hub to SE Asia. - Jul 2020

Hyderabad is inexpensive, a good regional hub for travel, with a few very good local restaurants, two days' worth of sites to visit, and friendly people with huge housing. The same can be said of Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata (not really Chennai, in my opinion), but I don't think it's expected of Hyderabad. It's not charming, but it's unexpectedly livable. - Jul 2019

Overall good quality of life....household help, access to goods, friendly people, amazing travel. - Jan 2019

The weather, air quality (compared to rest of India), ease to travel to other areas, the people you'll meet. - Nov 2017

Saving money, buying furniture and carpets, cheap domestic help. The city is not a tourist spot, there is very little to discover. It is big, dirty, crowded and polluted. - Sep 2016

Compared to the rest of India: the weather, for certain. Hyderabad was just ranked highest in India for standard of living. There are some days that are smoggy, but there are almost always blue skies and very little rain (even during the monsoon season). It doesn't get very humid either, so even when it's hot, it's not bad. Specific to India: It's pretty cheap - even with having a housekeeper and driver, you can still save a lot of money. And it's REALLY easy to travel. Hyderabad isn't a hub itself, but there are flights all the time to Doha, Dubai, or Abu Dhabi that'll connect you to pretty much anywhere in the world. Not only that, but it's really easy to get to any of the other major cities in India through Hyderabad, any time of the day. Really, really easy jumping off point from travel. So, I could probably save more money if I didn't travel so much! But there's so much to see! - Mar 2015

Before coming to Hyderabad, Indian friends told us that Hyderabad is their favorite city. We were surprised that what they said was true. Compared to other places I've lived, the traffic isn't that bad and the weather is really very pleasant. Despite having some very interesting and historical sites, Hyderabad isn't as touristed as other parts of India, which is nice. - Jan 2015

The food is fantastic, living is relatively cheap, you can afford a small army of domestic staff, the climate is (usually) great and Hyderabad is a perfect launchpad for tourism throughout India and South Asia. - Nov 2014

There were only two advantages for us: travel and climate. The climate is relative to the rest of India. Compared with other posts, Hyderabad is relatively dry and lower pollution. The monsoon is mild. It's still hot here, but manageable. Our air quality is typically 2-3 times better than Delhi or Mumbai, but it's still quite bad. If you don't wash your car here for one day, it will be coated with dust, grime, dirt. We've really enjoyed the travel opportunities throughout India and SE Asia. But otherwise, there are no advantages. - Jul 2014

Traveling around India is fun, and there are plenty of places to visit. Hyderabad has an interesting culture with its large Muslim population. - Mar 2012

Hyderabad has better weather than most of the rest of India. There are also more Western shops and restaurants than much of India. You can save money on some things but many imported items are expensive. - Feb 2012

The travel around India is terrific! Even paying for maid/driver and traveling, you can save a ton of money. - Jan 2011

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