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Paul O'Doherty

"I didn't even hope to find Irish people here in Turkmenistan. Thanks to InterNations I discovered that I am not the only one from the Emerald Isle..."

Caroline Hayes

"When my partner and I decided to move to Ashgabat, I was really anxious. That has changed now that I've met so many other expats on InterNations."

The InterNations Expat Guide for working and living in Turkmenistan

Are you an expat working and living in Turkmenistan? Or are you preparing to move soon to Ashgabat, Turkmenbashi or any other of the Turkmen international hotspots?

Expat life in Turkmenistan has much to offer and provides a great intercultural experience – from discovering the countryside like the World Heritage Site of Konye Urgench, learning how Turkmen people celebrate Nowruz Bayram, up to tasting Turkmenistan’s favorite dishes such as plov.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Turkmenistan. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in China to moving to New Zealand.

Top Articles in the Turkmenistan Expat Guide

  • Moving to Turkmenistan

    The high level of growth in the Turkmenistan economy has made it a more appealing destination for expats in the last few years — there is now money to be made in the nation. The huge resources of natural gas mean the energy industry is very important and significant across the country.
  • Living in Turkmenistan

    Turkmenistan is one of the world's most unexplored countries, with much of it covered by the Karakum Desert. As it is the world's fourth largest suppler of natural gas, its economy has been a rising star in the last years, developing rapidly and attracting expats from all over the world.
  • Working in Turkmenistan

    Turkmenistan has traditionally suffered from high levels of unemployment, but the fast improving economy is helping matters in that area. The cotton industry is big in Turkmenistan, which is one of the world's top ten producers of cotton. Work opportunities for expats lie elsewhere, though.

Working and living in Turkmenistan – Valuable Information from A to Z

Moving to and living in Turkmenistan requires a wealth of up-to-date, trustworthy information on various aspects of Turkmen expat life. Living abroad in Turkmenistan raises a lot of questions such as: ʺHow do I find the best relocation services for moving to Turkmenistan?ʺ, ʺWhich types of medical insurance should I have covered before moving to Ashgabat?ʺ, ʺWhich international school in Ashgabat should our kids attend?ʺ or, ʺHow do I obtain a work permit for my spouse at the Turkmen municipality in Merv?ʺ

Collecting all that information on working and living in Turkmenistan is quite laborious and time-consuming. Our InterNations Expat Guide for Turkmenistan aims to help you and provides you with reliable info on those topics that matter to expats living in Turkmenistan. The Guide includes information on many different areas ranging from administration and finance, to culture & sights or embassies and consulates, up to expat institutions & clubs. Typical questions related to expat life abroad, such as ʺCan I purchase international DVDs or receive satellite TV in Turkmenbashi?ʺ, will no longer remain unanswered.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Turkmenistan? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as working in Canada or moving to USA!

Tips on living and working in Turkmenistan – From cultural institutes to chambers of foreign trade

Moreover, our expat directory for Turkmenistan includes recommended listings of expat institutions and relocation services, e.g. cultural institutes or chambers of foreign trade. As a member, you’ll also be able to share your experiences of living abroad in Turkmenistan with your fellow expats on the InterNations Forum. We are looking forward to welcoming you with a heart-felt Hosh geldiniz from our expats living and working in Turkmenistan.

Paul O'Doherty

"I didn't even hope to find Irish people here in Turkmenistan. Thanks to InterNations I discovered that I am not the only one from the Emerald Isle..."

Caroline Hayes

"When my partner and I decided to move to Ashgabat, I was really anxious. That has changed now that I've met so many other expats on InterNations."

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