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2 May 2016
Overall impression

Perfect. This city has everything to live comfortably: infrastructure, bicycle lanes, the sea, beach, convenient and inexpensive accommodation, large real estate market with democratic pricing, no limits on buying or renting real estate for foreigners. Delicious food, a rich selection of wines and natural foods.

Attitude to foreigners

Very positive and welcoming.

Impression of local population

Kind, friendly and sincere people, who are always ready to help.


Subtropical, warm and mild winters, average temperatures +6 +8 during winter and +25 in summer.


Higher education is applauded but not obligatory. Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian diplomas are accepted.

Quality of medicine (quality and cost)

Excellent. All healthcare is private. Tbilisi has a huge number of high-level clinics catering lately to medical tourism among other things. Batumi too has many excellent private hospitals with great service, personnel and modern equipment. Prices are low.

Language (learning of the local language and communication with the local people)

Russian is widely spoken, knowing English helps, since there are many local foreigners who do not speak Russian. Learning Georgian is welcomed and helps integration into society.

Transport (road access, quality of roads, level of driving, gasoline cost, public transportation)

Road quality is higher than average, the locals drive acceptably, petrol prices are low, public transportation is readily accessible and cheap. Cars are very cheap, import of cars isn’t taxed, car insurance isn’t obligatory, no mandatory technical inspections. One of the lowest rate of car crashes and mortality in car accidents in Europe.

Prices (cost of living, food, entertainment)

Low prices, cheap high-quality products, cheap entertainment.

Job (search complexity, level of salary)

Staff scarcity in IT field, thus many foreign professional in the country, mostly Russians, Ukrainian, Turks. Some Europeans, the French mostly. Knowledge of English is welcome, jobs can be found online or on arrival. Many positions of system administrators in large hotels and casinos.

Housing (cost, availability, rent, purchase)

Renting a 1-bedroom flat in Batumi costs around 200-300$ per month. More expensive options are also available, with higher square area or better views. Purchase prices start at 300$ per square meter. Formalization is instantaneous, with no limitations for foreigners.


Low. The country is among the top 10 safest in the world. No stealing of cell phones, cars. Police works ideally.

Women \ men (for dating)

Batumi is a multi-cultural city with many mixed marriages, non-judgmental towards love.

Internet access (availability, price)

4G offered by two providers, fiber-optic connection is also available. Cheap.

The region's economy (crisis, inflation)

The economy is growing. New hotels, casinos, enterprises, trading, logistical and IT companies are appearing.

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