Georgia expats

Cost of living in Batumi, Georgia

In the article 5 reasons why Batumi is better than Moscow (or other big city) I specified the low cost of living as the first reason why I moved from Moscow to Batumi. So let’s have a closer look at this topic. Apartment. The middle price of apartments for 1-2 person (about 50 sq. m., studio with separate bedroom) is about 300$. That would be a flat not far from the city center (honestly the city is so small as most living areas would be in 15 minutes from the center), with good design, fully...

5 advices for expats looking to come to Georgia

This is a guest post by Mrs. Irina Nikolaeva a Russian born expat now living in Georgia's Batumi. As I have received a lot of questions lately on expat advice, I asked Irina to come up with expat advice series on my blog, see her previous articles: About New Year's Holidays in Georgia and 5 reasons why Batumi is better than Moscow (or other big city). Also, if you are interested to relocate to Georgia, see following articles: Can You Buy a Good Life in Tbilisi With $500...

UAE Resident: Why Migrate to Georgia

This is a guest post by Mrs. Fatima Ali, reader of this blog, who contacted me about possible migration from UAE to Georgia. As lately I've been receiving several such questions and mostly from UAE, after giving some basic advice, I asked Fatima Ali, could she come up with a short article in a free flow on topic - Why Georgia? See: Can You Buy a Good Life in Tbilisi With $500 as a Foreign Expat? With the permission of Mrs. Fatima Ali and little re-editing I publish her honest...

5 reasons why Batumi is better than Moscow (or other big city)

Last 10 years I was living in big cities. That time I moved from a small town in Belarus thinking that I need to live in the city with more people and more opportunities. I started from St. Petersburg. After 5 years in the cultural capital of Russia I decided that 5 million people is not enough for me and moved to Moscow. But last year everything changed. #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; width:100%;} /* Add your own MailChimp...

Can You Buy a Good Life in Tbilisi With $500 as a Foreign Expat?

A time ago I did an experiment - counted our (two persons and two cats) daily expenses for a month to find out that our monthly expenses have been at about USD 1,800 for that month. You can see my findings with detailed positions in this article: Cost of Living in Tbilisi (Republic of Georgia). I have counted for a few more times - and very often the amount we spend per month in Georgia is more or less the same. From my side I should add we travel a lot across the country...

Cost of Living in Tbilisi (Republic of Georgia)

This post is a result of an experiment I performed for one month in October 2015, I counted my everyday expenses and summed it up to see how much actually it costs to live in Georgia. This information might be useful if you are planing to move to Georgia or just to compare how your country stands to Georgia. For tracking my (our) everyday expenses I installed Expense Manager Android app on my phone and entered spending just after purchases.  Total expenses in October 2015 In October...

First Georgia Expat Photographer Club Meeting

On September 19th, 2015 First meeting of Georgia Expat Photographers Club happened. As some of you already know - in the middle of this Summer Johann approached me with his idea to create a photo/travel club, and back then we established a community on Facebook. Read more on that here: Georgia Expat Photography Club Since our community was established on Facebook (if you are up to for something in Georgia, then Facebook is your best friend) we quickly gathered critical mass of fellow...