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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.

Culture Shock in Algiers, 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.

Culture Shock in Annaba, Algeria

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

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:
Submit an International School Review

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

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:
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

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

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