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Moving to Egypt

William Russell
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William Russell
William Russell

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Aug 24, 2023

Summary: Many expats and digital nomads move to Egypt for its rich culture, history, and affordable cost of living. The most popular cities for expats and digital nomads in Egypt are Cairo, Alexandria, and Hurghada. People looking for a place to live in Egypt can search online for rental listings, contact real estate agents, or look for postings on expat forums. Additionally, many expats and digital nomads find housing through word of mouth from other expats and digital nomads already living in Egypt.

What do I need to know before moving to Egypt?

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

"Egypt is a culturally rich and diverse country with a long and fascinating history. It is important for expats to research the local customs and culture before moving to Egypt. Expats should also be aware of the political situation in the country and the potential security risks. Additionally, expats should familiarize themselves with the local language, as English is not widely spoken. It is also important to research the cost of living in Egypt and the availability of housing. Finally, expats should make sure to obtain the necessary visas and permits before moving to Egypt," explained one expat living in Egypt.

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About the Author

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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