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Marc De Smet

"Life as an expat in Astana can be hard on occasion. InterNations and the contact to fellow expats make it a lot easier for me."

Myra Jennings

"My husband works for an Astana oil company all day, so I had to make my own way to settle. So glad I've found the InterNations expat community."

Living in Aktau

A big international welcome to expats moving to Aktau. Here at InterNations, we offer a service that puts expatriates in touch with other expats in Aktau and around the globe. Our platform is the perfect tool to aid relocation and provide all the necessary information about any given place. Find other expats living in Aktau via our online discussion groups, forum and private messaging features. These have been created to bring global minds together in order to share experiences and ask relevant questions. Discover what's going on in the city and where to find a job or an apartment. Network and socialize in your own time. Further resources to help you with the finer details of the expat lifestyle are the Expat Magazine and articles penned by members. These are all published online for your convenience. A helpful, lively and friendly community of expats is on hand to provide assistance and friendship from the moment you land at your destination.

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Moving to Aktau

The city of Aktau is one of the largest in Kazakhstan. Located on the Caspian Sea, it is an important seaport. It's nickname “The White Mountain” comes from the white cliffs which overlook the sea. At first glance, navigating around Aktau can be confusing. This is because a unique feature of the town is that the streets don't have names. Addresses are made up of three numbers; that of the block, building and apartment located within. Other expats living in Aktau on the InterNations website will be able to help you find your way around the city. Two landmarks that simply must be seen are the Underground Mosque of Becket-Ata and the Shevchenko Monument. Both of them are historically important and impressive sights. If you want to find other people to go with, you could always organize a meet up with other expats living in Aktau and go together. It's good to find friends with whom to visit Yntymak Square and the beach.

Working in Aktau

For expats working in Aktau a possible way to discover new job opportunities is via the InterNations business discussion groups. Here, you are likely to find out all sorts of information relevant to your sector. Our platform will keep you up to date and one step ahead of your competitors. In our Q&A section, you can find everything you need to know about the cost of living, salaries and work visas. Income is a popular discussion topic in our groups and expat finance is also covered extensively in the articles of our online Expat Magazine. We've thought of everything! InterNations is the best choice for expats living in Aktau.

Marc De Smet

"Life as an expat in Astana can be hard on occasion. InterNations and the contact to fellow expats make it a lot easier for me."

Myra Jennings

"My husband works for an Astana oil company all day, so I had to make my own way to settle. So glad I've found the InterNations expat community."