Salom and welcome to Tashkent, capital city of Uzbekistan! As the largest of the Central Asian capitals, Tashkent attracts a diverse mix of expats, many of whom can be found sharing their impressions right here on InterNations. Our goal is to take the stress out of relocating to a foreign city by providing useful resources and connections with fellow expats. Join InterNations today to get the answers to any questions that may be on your mind about living and working in Tashkent. These could include advice on the quality of healthcare in the city, tips on adapting to the local culture, or insights into how business and social engagements are generally conducted in Uzbekistan. Our members can offer first hand recommendations based on their own experiences of the city — and we hope you'll add to our bank of knowledge by sharing your own insights once you've spent some time getting to know life in Tashkent. A wealthy and multifaceted city that has seen considerable development in recent years, Tashkent may not be the most obvious destination for an expat adventure, but if you're looking for opportunities to explore the Central Asian region, the Uzbek capital offers a welcoming and accessible base.
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A fascinating city at the economic and cultural heart of Uzbekistan, Tashkent has spent much of the 21st century transforming itself into a vibrant cosmopolitan hub, with ambitious new builds sharing space with soviet-era architecture and more modest farms and townhouses. Gas, oil and coal are the main economic drivers, and the reason for most expats to set up shop here, although tourism and services are starting to gain traction. Crime rates are low and standards of living are fairly good in the city, although public healthcare is not yet on a par with the West and it is strongly advised that expats seek treatment in one of the city's private hospitals. Uzbek and Russian are the dominant languages, so a rudimentary understanding of at least one of the two is a major asset to successfully integrating into Tashkent life. Islam is the dominant religion of the city, but religious tolerance is generally high and if you respect the traditions of the local populace, you can expect a warm and sincere welcome, with a nightlife and cultural scene to rival many more popular tourist and expat hotspots.
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Whether you're looking to make social connections or meet potential clients and business partners in Tashkent, through InterNations can easily get in touch with the right people. Our member-driven community allows you to safely and securely interact with like-minded expats living and working in Uzbekistan's capital. Simply join and ask any question you may have about life in the city — from obtaining translation services and dealing with Uzbek bureaucracy, to joining a local gym and sampling local cuisine. If you're not sure where to start, why not come along to one of our InterNations Official Events? You'll have the opportunity to meet your fellow members in an informal setting at one of Tashkent's best restaurants or venues. Join now for details on our next get-togethers, including smaller but no less interesting events based on a range of hobbies, too.