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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 09, 2024

Summary: People describe life in Algeria as a mix of traditional and modern. Expats love the country's rich culture, beautiful landscapes, and friendly people. The cost of living for an expat in Algeria is relatively low, with a basic monthly budget of around $1,000 USD. The population of Algeria is estimated to be around 43 million people, with the largest cities being Algiers (the capital), Oran, Constantine, and Annaba. The cons of living in Algeria include the lack of infrastructure and services, the high unemployment rate, and the political instability. Additionally, the country is prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods.

What do I need to know about living in Algeria?

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

"I lived in Algeria for 13 years before returning to my home country. Arabic is the language but it's a North African dialect that other Arabic countries do not understand. It's a mixture of French and Arabic. There are no books that can help you with it, but as you live there you will pick some of it up through the locals. English is becoming more spoken with the younger generations," remarked one expat living in Algeria.

"Before retiring in Algeria, expats should be aware of the country's visa and residency requirements. They should also research the cost of living in Algeria, as well as the availability of healthcare and other services. Additionally, expats should familiarize themselves with the local culture and customs, as well as the language, to ensure a smooth transition. Finally, expats should ensure that they have adequate financial resources to support themselves during their retirement in Algeria," wrote one member in Algeria.

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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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