Also referred to as Nikolayev, Mykolaiv is a large city in the southern regions of Ukraine. Noted as being the largest ship building city for the whole of the Black Sea, the city’s population is steadily rising, as is the standard of living in Mykolaiv. Expats living in Mykolaiv might find their new life abroad daunting at first - like living in any foreign city, it's hard to get past the initial cultural and language barriers, before even thinking about settling down in a nice place with your family. InterNations has worked hard to create a community of global minds, expatriates and helpful travelers willing to network, socialize and share information on the InterNations platform. This can, for example, be done via posts in the forums and submit articles to the content section of our website, in order to share experiences and make expatriate life the pleasure that it should be.
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Before you start moving to Mykolaiv, it can be a good idea to conduct some research into the people and places that make it unique and special. Exploring the area near your potential place of work or new home can be a good way to start - the Pobedy Park, a large park on the peninsula just north of the city center is a fantastic place to reflect on recent events and relax, and a visit to Staroflotski Barracks, the oldest museum in Ukraine, will get you up to scratch with the local history. InterNations Expat Magazine furthermore has articles dedicated to making the move to a new country as easy as it possibly can be. In the articles, some written by expatriates wishing to share their experiences, and others by in-house InterNations staff members, you'll find information on all facets of expatriate life. There are pieces on how best prepare for moving abroad, including finding storage before you leave, how to look for a good international school for the children, and what sorts of regulations might be in place on taxation, setting up bank accounts and travelling with pets.
Mykolaiv is known as the City of Shipbuilders, because of the city's thriving history within the ship building industries. Mykolaiv has an important river port, and is the most prominent ship-building center in the whole of Ukraine. Three major shipyards exist in Mykolaiv, with one of them specializing almost entirely on the production of naval boats. Metallurgy and power engineering are both growing industries in Mykolaiv, as is the food industry which has seen a dramatic increase within the last ten years. If you want to start working in Mykolaiv, but you have no idea about starting up a business overseas, or you are nervous about starting a new job, you can visit the InterNations website to learn more about working life as an expatriate in Mykolaiv.