Expat Experiences in Kazakhstan

When considering a move to a new city, there is nothing more useful than hearing real-life stories from other expats who have lived there. Here are some interviews on expat life in Kazakhstan. Please contact us if you live or have lived in Kazakhstan and would like to share your experience.


Jolene is a South African expat who moved to Kazakhstan in 2019. She lives and works in Nur-Sultan with her husband and young daughter. This is her first experience as an expat, and she is thoroughly enjoying it. Read more about her expat experience in Kazakhstan.

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Kristina Gray is an American expat who, after living abroad for more than 15 years, is now back in the US. In her interview with Expat Arrivals, she talks about her expat experience of life in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

Steven Hermans is a Belgian expat living in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He moved to Almaty in July 2011 with his wife and is enjoying the good weather and outdoor lifestyle that Kazakhstan offers. Read more about Steven's expat experience of life in Kazakhstan

Ersatz is a Dutch-Irish expat living in Kazakhstan. She moved to Astana from the UK in 2011 with her husband and children. Find out more about expat life in Kazakhstan, the friendly locals and the extreme climate in her interview with Expat Arrivals.