Baku - Post Report Question and Answers

What are the particular advantages of living in this city?

Financial incentive given the current 20% hardship diff, SND for the third year, LDP if you qualify. - Sep 2023

Housing is large, people are friendly, city is safe. If you shop only locally sourced products, you can save quite a bit of money. - Aug 2023

It's very safe and quite convenient. - Jun 2023

Ease of life. You can easily get sucked into a feeling of normal life. I know many families that never leave Baku. There's so much to see and do in the country that you should make an effort to get out of the city at least one weekend a month. The 13 mile long boulevard is also a great advantage for bikers and runners. It's also nice to hit one of the restaurants there and enjoy looking out at the Caspian while sipping tea. - Jun 2021

You can save a lot of money if you want, especially if you are willing to live more like a local. Childcare is cheap and good. Azerbaijanis love children and would do anything for them. - Jan 2019

The safety and affordability of things. - Jul 2018

I love the safety of Baku. After living in locations with high crime and terrorist concerns, it is so freeing to go anywhere, any time, and not worry. The Bulvar is fabulous for strolling and people-watching, particularly when the weather is nice. You also get beautiful views of the Caspian and the Flame Towers. - May 2018

Since the decline of their currency, things are pretty inexpensive. - Mar 2017

It is a hardship country but filled with pleasant local people, slow pace, and it's easy to travel locally. - Jul 2015

There aren't any particularly special advantages. It is a reasonable city to live in, with good housing, and a good variety of cultural options. It is easy to travel to the mountains or to Georgia. - Jan 2013

Touring. Lots of museums to see if you are into that sort of thing. - Dec 2011

For many, the work is interesting. - Sep 2010

Not many. There are a few interesting sites -- enough for about six months. Nice rugs, but they are too expensive for most of us. - Aug 2010

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