Moving to Iran

Individuals relocating to Iran will experience a country that was birthed from a rich and deeply embedded history. The country became an Islamic Republic in the late 1970’s when there was an overcast of the monarchy by religious clerks. This country is famous for its richness in oil and gas resources and most of the expats migrate from Middle Eastern sectors and typically are involved in upper management positions in the oil and natural gas that is owned by the state. Most relocate to Tehran, which is not only the capital but also the industrial, political and cultural bulls-eye of the country. Opportunities are endless and truly exciting for the expats who live in Iran to include, skiing, hiking or simply relaxing by the calming roars of the Persian Sea.

The Basics

The language of Iran is officially Farsi or Persian but English is very common in the business realm of the country. Always consider that Iran is purely an Islamic country and women honor their culture with a modest style of dress and are sure to avoid unwarranted attention from locals. There is a sense of strained efforts of cordial outreach between the West and Iran which can present issues for expats. Attention to travel advisories and detail is always best in order to avoid any unpleasant encounters. Remaining in large groups and keeping a low profile is the best way to avoid the possibility of stressful encounters that may turn violent.

The Cities of Iran

The country has experience one of the highest growth spurts in population in the world. There have been increases as great as 27% to more than 55% and the cities of Iran are proof of the growing country. The cities below are all a part of the Iranian growth chart.

  • Tehran
  • Mashhad
  • Isfahan
  • Karai
  • Tabriz

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