Sälem and welcome to our InterNations Community for expats in Astana. Packed with guides, advice and insider tips, your InterNations account is an invaluable resource as you prepare for your new life in Kazakhstan's capital. We have amassed a library of resources especially to support you as you relocate, from taking those first steps to finding new friends and hobbies. Our comprehensive articles will help to solve those common dilemmas that most expats face and answer your questions such as "what type of health insurance do I need?" and "how can I get to grips with culture shock?". Head on over to our forum for even more help from our friendly and knowledgeable members, who are always happy to answer any day-to-day questions about life in Astana. Remember, they've navigated this tricky process before so build on their experience as you follow in their footsteps.
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Hong Kong or Dubai.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Astana expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Astana expat forums.
Sports fans will feel at home in Astana with football, ice hockey, cycling, basketball and tennis some of the most popular sports, with major tournaments held throughout the year. The State Theater of Opera and Ballet and the museums in the city will appeal to culture seekers while the city park and Korgalzhyn nature reserve is ready for nature lovers to explore. Astana's economy is characterized by a mixture of small-medium sized companies alongside larger, state-owned corporations. Main industries are based on trade, communications, construction and transport while industrial production focuses on foodstuffs, building materials and mechanical engineering. Astana's administration introduced measures in the past which helped to establish small and medium-sized businesses and had a significant impact on the economy.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Shanghai or Singapore, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
It can be difficult to know where to start meeting new people when you relocate to an unfamiliar place, but with InterNations you are already invited to socialize with our members in person. Our regular InterNations Official Events are a chance for newcomers to meet fellow expats already in the city and start to build a new social circle. Don't forget to also discover our InterNations Groups where like-minded expats meet regularly to share interests and hobbies such as tennis, badminton and dining out. Your social life and having fun with others is just as important as navigating the official processes, and with InterNations you have friends waiting for you in Astana.