Armenia is emerging as a new hub for tech professionals. For the past several years Armenian tech sector retains 27%+ consistent annual growth. As a result in 2017 turnover of IT sector equaled to 7% of total GDP of the country.
Steady growth of the sector serves as a base for the development of tech community. In Yerevan 5,3% of all working populations is employed in tech sector, making every 19th of the city's working population a developer.
Savouring the moment
Competitive salaries in addition to the low cost of living create comfortable living conditions. Yerevan is 31% cheaper than Moscow, 66% cheaper than Los Angeles and 49% cheaper than Beirut.
Armenia is a place to enjoy food and not to worry about its condition. Armenian agricultural sector traditionally is a strong one in the country. This is one of the reasons National Geographic included Yerevan to the list of 6 unexpected cities for food lovers.
Yerevan is one of the safest cities in the world. Sincere hospitality and openness are embedded in people's nature, that is the reason for a low crime index. Armenia is among top-15 safest countries in the world, during night time Yerevan is safer than cities like Moscow, Berlin, London or Vienna. Regarding children's security and overall well-being, according to The Children's Society (UK), Armenia is in the top-3.
High quality education
In Armenia there are several educational programs that do not have analogues in the world: Ayb school, UWC international college and Tumo Center for Creative Technologies, where 15 thousand children are taught programming by the leading experts in the field on a free basis. In addition, starting from 2011 chess has been included in compulsory curriculum in all schools across Armenia (BBC article).
Armenia is a museum in itself, a place to discover and draw inspiration from. On the weekends one by one you can explore 9 out of 12 climate zones represented in the country.
Yerevan is the world second city in regards to outdoor possibilities, water access and presence of mountains and hills in the city and 286 sunny days per year. One hour drive from the city there is ski resort, six hour drive and you are in Batumi, Black seaside resort city.