Ashgabat is the capital of Turkmenistan in Central Asia which has been named the world’s most expensive city for foreign workers. The city topped the list in a 2021 cost-of-living survey recently held by consultancy firm Mercer.
Ashgabat ranked first as the world’s most expensive city while Hong Kong was on the second position; Beirut in Lebanon was third and Tokyo in Japan was fourth.
Ashgabat has made a mark across the globe for its magnificent marble buildings and monuments.
Being home to one of Central Asia’s most colourful bazaars called Tolkuchka Bazaar, it is thronged by tourists from all across the world.
Other tourist attractions include the National Museum, White Marble, Turkmenbashi Cableway, Museum of Fine Arts, Alem Cultural and Entertainment Center, and Turkmen Carpet Museum, to name a few.