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Serrekunda in The Gambia

Moving to Gambia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 26, 2023

Summary: Expats and digital nomads move to Gambia for its warm climate, low cost of living, and friendly people. The most popular cities for expats and digital nomads in Gambia are Banjul, Serekunda, and Brikama. People looking for a place to live in Gambia can find accommodation through online listings, word of mouth, or by contacting local real estate agents.

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What do I need to know before moving to Gambia?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Gambia, they said:

"Gambia is a small, predominantly Muslim country located in West Africa. It is known for its friendly people and beautiful beaches. The official language is English, but many locals also speak Mandinka, Wolof, and Fula. The currency is the Gambian Dalasi. It is important to be aware of the local customs and traditions, as well as the political situation in the country. Healthcare is limited, so it is important to have adequate health insurance. The climate is tropical, with hot and humid weather year-round. It is also important to be aware of the potential risks of malaria and other tropical diseases. Finally, it is important to research the cost of living in Gambia before moving, as it can be quite expensive," remarked one expat who made the move to Gambia.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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