Expatriates moving to Mongolia have long been able to make use of a document provided by MAD Investment Solutions to help them settle in and the newest version has just been launched.
The MAD Welcome Kit can be downloaded from the company's website and contains plenty of helpful information on Ulaanbaatar and the surrounding area.
Covered within the guide are tips on the best places to live in the city, how to stay safe and the sort of food which can be expected, as well as where serves this to the highest standards.
Other essential facts include the current exchange rate for the Mongolian currency, the togrog, as well as how the public transport systems work.
As a fast emerging market, Ulaanbaatar represents a number of challenges for anyone washing to take up residence in the city.
Infrastructure is struggling to cope with the influx of people into the Mongolian capital and as local citizens see their wealth increasing there are not the services to meet demands.
Expats moving to Ulaanbaatar will first notice this with the large amounts of traffic in the city centre and residential areas.
Power stations are working at their maximum capacity, but not managing to supply all residents with hot water and heating.
Further to this, power cuts are becoming a more frequent occurrence and last for longer each time, meaning standby measures are a must.
Internet service providers and cable television firms are also finding themselves stretched, meaning that these services are unreliable at best.
Ulaanbaatar is changing at a remarkably quick rate, which is evident in the city's skyline, but also in the attitudes of its people.
Understandably this level of change is proving difficult as Ulaanbaatar struggles to keep up and life gets more complicated for its residents.
The MAD Welcome Kit will continue to be updated throughout the year, making it a useful resource for anyone thinking of making the move to Mongolia now or in the future.
Those who work on the publication welcome any suggestions from expats living in the country on areas they may have failed to cover.
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