Expat Guide to Living in Algeria
Whether you're already living in Algeria or preparing to move to Algeria, our Expat Guide to Living in Algeria offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Algeria. For answers to specific questions, visit our Algeria Forum to talk with expats in Algeria.
A Dutch woman who moved to Algiers said that it took her awhile realise what it was exactly that made it so difficult for her to live in Algeria. She now knows that it's her sense of freedom which she seems to have lost.
A woman who moved with her Algerian husband to Annaba, Algeria shares some of the challenges she has faced adapting to life in Algeria. She was expecting it to be an easier transition, but has experienced a great deal of culture shock. She has had to adjust to the fact that women rarely leave their apartments (i.e. men even do the grocery shopping); the lack of museums, parks or zoos for kids; and the fact that it's normal to litter and rubbish is everywhere.
More Culture Shock Reports for Algeria
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Algeria handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Algeria:
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Living Overseas Report
What are people's priorities in Algeria - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Algeria by filling out our Living Overseas Report.
Submit a Living Overseas Report
Moving Overseas Report
What should you take with you when you move to Algeria? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Algeria? Help others moving to Algeria by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
Submit an International School Review
Reviews of Schools in Algeria
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Algeria. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Algeria:
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Algeria. If you are already living in Algeria, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Algeria by taking our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report
Having a Baby in Algeria Reports
How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Algeria? Below are some of the reports from expats in Algeria:
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Algeria? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Algeria? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
Submit a Working Abroad Report