Welcome to Abidjan!!

Moving to another country can be stressfull, especially when you do not speak the language, do not know anybody and are on your own. This is even more difficult when you do not have much online information like in the case of Cote d'Ivoire. This is why we have created this guide. It is a work in progress constantly updated.

Welcome to Abidjan or as we say here AKWABA!!!


Moving to Abidjan

Moving to another country can be stressful, especially when you do not speak the language, do not know anybody and are on your own. This is even more difficult ......

Housing

Rents in Abidjan have been skyrocketing due to the fact that there are less and less apartments available and many expats moving to the country...

Healthcare

The healthcare system is basically divided in two; public and private. Expats living in Cote d'Ivoire should make sure they have a full comprehensive insurance ...

Schools

There are French education schools in Abidjan but also with the recent influx of expats, there are a few international schools with american and British education systems.

Working

You will need a visa if you are not from one of the ECOWAS (Economic Community Of West African States) country.

Cost of Living

Life in Abidjan is pretty expensive although compared to expats salary packages it is well affordable...


Getting Around

Cote d'Ivoire has a very good road systems compared to other countries in the region. Moving around Abidjan is fairly easy. In the city, most roads are paved even though

Money & Banking

Employers are required to deduct taxes on salaries. The maximum work period is 40 hours a week...

Leisure

Abidjan is a city thriving with social life where culture and tourism are always present. There is so much to satisfy every taste. Between local type of bars called "maquis", ...



Sports

"Mens sana in corpore sano" as the Latins say or simply put "A sound mind in a sound body".For all your sports needs...

Wellness & Beauty

For all your spa, massage, hammam and many more needs...