Ashgabat - Post Report Question and Answers

What are the particular advantages of living in this city?

We saved SOOOOO much money. We thought it was an easy 25% hardship. - Dec 2020

Very few foreigners ever get to visit, let alone live here. Not many can say I've lived in Turkmenistan. - Mar 2019

Security and the opportunity to learn about a remote isolated culture that is rarely seen by others. - Jun 2018

Saving money, a decent location to travel to Europe, Asia, Africa - although travel in/out of the country is difficult, it's extremely safe. - Feb 2016

Turkmenistan is one of the most closed societies on the planet. With visas generally difficult to come by for tourists, you have the unique opportunity to see this young, incredibly resource-rich country make halting steps toward its own unique vision of development and prosperity, Life is generally comfortable, with the heavily subsidized staples very cheap, meaning most pocket a bundle from their salary during their tenure. International air travel to Istanbul, Dubai, Bangkok and London is affordable and direct. - Jul 2014

There no special advantages to living in Turkmenistan other than you can buy cheap Turkmen rugs. - Oct 2012

Turkmenistan has many benefits all of which out weigh the negatives. At the top of the list is touring countries outside Turkmenistan are easily assessable and affordable -- Thailand, Ukraine, Dubai, China, Russia, Europe and Turkey -- all via Turkmenistan Airline and Fly Dubai. Regional travel is a little more problematic, but still very reasonable. - Mar 2012

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