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Moving to Somalia

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 02, 2024

Summary: Many expats and digital nomads move to Somalia for its low cost of living, warm climate, and unique culture. People can find a place to live in Somalia by searching online for rental properties or by asking around in the local community. The most popular cities for expats and digital nomads in Somalia are Mogadishu, Hargeisa, and Bosaso.

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What do I need to know before moving to Somalia?

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

"Somalia is a dangerous country with a high risk of terrorism, crime, and civil unrest. It is important to research the security situation before travelling to Somalia. Expats should also be aware of the country's strict laws and regulations, including the need to obtain a visa before entering the country. Additionally, expats should be aware of the limited infrastructure and services available in Somalia, including limited access to healthcare, electricity, and water. Finally, expats should be aware of the cultural differences between Somalia and their home country, and be prepared to adjust to a new way of life," explained one expat living in Somalia.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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