Almaty - Post Report Question and Answers

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

It’s probably medium size, there is AIWC women club and some others but expats here like to mingle with locals and explore different activities, lots of cultural events, theatres, so expat community is not tight, people find friends by interest. Lots of restaurants, bars, karaoke, nightlife. Expats seem to enjoy Almaty. - Sep 2023


The expat community here is primary Russian, Chinese, Turkish and other Central Asians. The Westerners who live here tend to work in oil & gas-related fields and are American, Australian, and British. The American community is small in Almaty, but well-connected. - Aug 2015


Medium. - Jul 2013


Small. All of the embassies moved to Astana years ago, so the diplomatic group here is small. Most other expats are in oil or mining. - Feb 2013


Small. All of the embassies have moved to Astana. There are few international NGOs, donor offices tend to be small, and the business community is dispersed. - May 2012


Not so big, as the capital (with most of the diplomats) being in Astana and oil money also being elsewhere. - Mar 2010


Very small, which is one reason I think that this is a difficult post. - Mar 2008


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