Dushanbe - Post Report Question and Answers
What are the particular advantages of living in this city?
Great produce when it's in season (and affordable). The grocery stores have good variety of items, so it's easy to "live" here. - Apr 2021
The mountains in Tajikistan are beautiful. There is a hiking club in Dushanbe that meets on Sundays. It can be hard to get to a lot of the really beautiful areas of Tajikistan due to roads and travel issues. - Dec 2015
Saving money if you don't go nuts with online shopping. - Jun 2014
Dushanbe is an amazing country. It's a bit corrupt but all countries in that part of the world are. Driving to Samarkand and Bukhara was an awesome experience. I recommend that you take an AWD though. There are hundreds of different hikes within an hour of the city. - Mar 2014
You can save money provided you are willing to not travel very much. You can always say that you lived here - which comes with a certain amount of street cred. - Oct 2013
Saving money, there is very little to buy in Dushanbe. The weather in spring and fall is nice, dry and sunny. In the winter it's very cold and in the summer it is very hot and dry. - Jan 2012