Ulaanbaatar - Post Report Question and Answers

What types of jobs do most expatriate spouses/partners have? Locally based or telecommuting? Full-time or part-time? Can you comment on local salary scales?

Many work at the embassy and some telework. I don't think it's possible to work locally. - Jan 2022

Work at the Embassy, teach English, teach yoga. Not a ton of opportunities for spouses since the Embassy is small. - Sep 2020

Either a job at the embassy or teaching, few other opportunities. - Aug 2020

There are only a few EFM jobs at the Embassy. They are both full and part-time. - Jul 2019

There are some EFM jobs at the embassy. I work on the local economy in higher education and consulting. Local rates are definitely not what they are back home but there is a chance to make a difference in an emerging country and economy. - Oct 2016

Very limited at present, although the labour market does tend to depend largely on the state of the dominant mining sector, which currently finds itself in a severe downturn. - Feb 2015

Unknown. - May 2012

No. - Feb 2012

Not really. Outside of working at the U.S. Embassy, jobs aren't plentiful. Speaking Mongolian is a requirement when finding work outside the embassy. A few spouses are tutors in English, Japanese or Chinese. Local wages are meager when compared to U.S. wages. - Feb 2011

Very, very few. - Jan 2009

Maybe with ISU, NGOs and mining companies. - Oct 2008

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