Where to live in Moscow

Expat guide: Where to live in Moscow

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Here's a guide to choosing where to live Moscow, from first-hand tales with the neighbours to Moscow architecture and tips for moving in Russia.

One of the most important decisions you’ll make upon arriving at your new location is where to live. One of the most important decisions you’ll make upon arriving in Spain is where to live. In fact, recent studies show that expat housing is tied to job success abroad.

The cost of housing, proximity to work, schools and amenities should be considered as well as your preferred neighbourhood.

Some people prefer to stay in neighbourhoods popular with other internationals, while others choose to live in areas popular with locals. In Moscow, building architecture has a historical significance throughout the niehgborhoods and streets in the city.

An Expatica poll reveals that when looking for expat accommodation, most people consider the neighbourhood (54 percent) and then price (24 percent). For a personal opinion, read the story of one expat's take onwhat it means to have a culture clash in the world of neighbours when living abroad in Where's the neighbourly love?

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Which city, town or neighbourhood to live in
Expatica’s Where to Live channel carries articles providing details of key areas in your new country or city of residence to help you start your search. To start, read our notes for country movers to make sure you're prepared for the big move to a new place.

Ask your fellow expats
Other expats are a great source of information about what different areas are like. Why not try asking in the Expatica forums for people’s impressions of the place you’re interested in?



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