Zhytomyr is located in northwestern Ukraine, and is a part of the Zhytomyr Oblast. The city is known for being one of the oldest cities in Ukraine and as such it can offer a fascinating history. The city is furthermore an important hub for transportation and economy in the area. It has a number of attractions for expatriates living in Zhytomyr to enjoy, including the St. Michael's Cathedral, which is famous for its striking blue domes. Other local attractions include the Catholic Church of St. John and the Museum of Astronautics. There are many other architectural structures and sights to visit, and expats living in Zhytomyr will also be able to take in the city’s many parks and outdoor spaces such as Gagarin Park, a popular destination for tourists and residents alike. Those living in the city will further be able to enjoy the local culture and cuisine at Zhytomyr’s many restaurants, and – due to Zhytomyr’s relatively central location in Ukraine – can easily visit other areas in Ukraine.
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Expats moving to Zhytomyr will find that the city has a comparable cost of living to the rest of Ukraine, which is lower than that in a number of European countries as well as the capital Kiev. The climate in Zhytomyr tends to feature warm summers whilst winters are much colder with chances of snow. The city is easily connected to other parts of Ukraine such as Kiev, Kazatin, Korosten, Fastiv and others by rail and road, whilst it is also easy to reach other countries in Europe such as Russia, Belarus and Moldova. Public transport in the city itself consists of trolleybuses, buses and a tram route, making it easy for expatriates relocating to Zhytomyr to find their way around their new home. For more information about moving to Zhytomyr, expats can benefit from joining InterNations which features fantastic content for expatriates as well as community forums allowing users to interact and share information. These forums, and the InterNations’ members posting in them, can prove to be an excellent resource of information not only for expatriates in Zhytomyr.
There are a number of industries present in Zhytomyr which makes it an important economic center for the area. Some of its main industries include manufacturing of products such as electronics, glass, fabric, furniture, shoes, metal ware and others. There are also a number of factories in the city involved in producing confectionery, pharmaceuticals and other products. Expats working in Zhytomyr may also find themselves employed in areas such as transportation, education, health care and other types of business. To obtain useful information about finding work as an expatriate in Zhytomyr from fellow expats, individuals should sign up to InterNations and make the most of its networking opportunities. The forums, for example, enable InterNations expat members to easily share information and seek advice on a number of topics, including work, education, culture and others.