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Expat Guide to Living in Nigeria

Whether you're already living in Nigeria or preparing to move to Nigeria, our Expat Guide to Living in Nigeria offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Nigeria. For answers to specific questions, visit our Nigeria Forum to talk with expats in Nigeria.

Culture Shock in Abuja, Nigeria

An expat in Abuja, Nigeria explains that it's hard to live there and that you need to have lots of money to live in a secured compound with a generator and water.

More Culture Shock Reports for Nigeria

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Nigeria handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Nigeria:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Nigeria - 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 Nigeria 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 Nigeria? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Nigeria? Help others moving to Nigeria by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Nigeria with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Nigeria, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Nigeria. If you are already living in Nigeria, 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 Nigeria by taking our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Nigeria? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Nigeria by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Nigeria? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Nigeria? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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17-Best-Places-to-Live-in-Costa-Rica17 Best Places to Live in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has a lot to offer expats with it's tropical climate, eco-friendly culture, beautiful beaches, welcoming people, good healthcare system and relative safety. Many expats warn newcomers about the high cost of housing and food. In this updated version of the best places to live in Costa Rica we cover many more locations such as Playa Flamingo, Nosara, Lake Arenal, Jaco Beach and Ojochal.

Costa Rica has a lot to offer expats with it's tropical climate, eco-friendly culture, beautiful beaches, welcoming people, good healthcare system and relative safety. Many expats warn newcomers abou...

Now-is-the-Time-To-Dream-of-Living-AbroadNow is the Time To Dream of Living Abroad

People all over the world dream of being an expat. Living in another country is an experience unlike any other, and now is definitely the time to explore what it would mean to take the plunge.

People all over the world dream of being an expat. Living in another country is an experience unlike any other, and now is definitely the time to explore what it would mean to take the plunge....

Expats-Talk-About-The-Biggest-Challenges-They-Face-Living-in-Latin-AmericaExpats Talk About The Biggest Challenges They Face Living in Latin America

Expats talk about some of the biggest challenges they've faced living in Latin America. Whether you're moving to Panama City or Punta del Este, this article is a must read to help you prepare (hint: you'll be much happier if you learn the language) and adjust your expectations (realities: the roads are rough, the pace of life is slower and bureaucracy is unavoidable). Despite all of the challenges, the list of what expats like about life in Latin America far exceeds the challenges.

Expats talk about some of the biggest challenges they've faced living in Latin America. Whether you're moving to Panama City or Punta del Este, this article is a must read to help you prepare (hint:...

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