Monthly rent, unfurnished 2-br luxury apartment:
Lunch for one at a nice restaurant:
One liter of gas, unleaded 95 octane:
Beer, local brand:
Cup of coffee, including service:
Turkmenistan's capital, Ashkhabad, primarily serves as a government center. According to the U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan
, the oil-and-gas, agricultural, and construction sectors have been the most promising areas for foreign investment in Turkmenistan, but tight state control of the economy, slow economic reform, and restrictive visa rules have made the country unattractive to foreign investors.