Sarajevo - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Overall morale is positive. There is a large community of expats or returned Bosnians who left in the 90s and have come back. - Mar 2024

Medium-sized. - Apr 2021

It's relatively small, compared to many other places we've lived. Seems to me that there are two kinds of expats the world over: those who want everywhere to be just like home, and those who are thrilled that it isn't. The latter love it here; the former don't love it anywhere. This is a make-your-own-fun kind of place, but there is plenty of fun to be had. - Dec 2017

It's a moderate-sized expat community. The happiness you find will be a result of making your own fun. Morale varies and depends on where you live and what you do. It is generally poor. - Sep 2017

Small expat community, good morale. - Feb 2017

Very small community and excellent morale in the summer, not so much in the winter. The air is really bad and it puts us all in a funk. - May 2016

Large and great! WONDERFUL support from the Embassy community. And very cool folks to know outside of the Embassy community who have made Sarajevo their home for some time. - Aug 2014

Fairly sizable given the EU, EUFOR, and NGO presence. Lots of expat teachers also. You'll hear English or German being spoken in every restaurant worth going to. - Nov 2012

Medium size; lots of NGOs around. - Aug 2011

mid-size. - May 2011

Medium - lots of international NGOs here. - May 2010

Large in proportion to the town. - Jun 2009

Big if you take into account that is a small city (300.000 inhabitants). B&H still has a strong international presence, involved in governance and security of the country. - Dec 2008

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