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Pros and Cons of Living in Nigeria

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jan 01, 2024

Summary: The pros of living in Nigeria include the vibrant culture, the friendly people, the diverse cuisine, and the abundance of natural resources. On the other hand, the cons of living in Nigeria include the high levels of poverty, the lack of access to basic services such as healthcare and education, the high crime rate, and the political instability.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Nigeria?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Nigeria responded:

"Expats and digital nomads often appreciate the vibrant culture and friendly people of Nigeria. They also enjoy the country's diverse cuisine, which is a mix of African, European, and Middle Eastern flavors. Additionally, the cost of living in Nigeria is relatively low, making it an attractive destination for those looking to stretch their budget. On the other hand, expats and digital nomads may find the infrastructure in Nigeria to be lacking, with unreliable electricity and internet connections. Additionally, the security situation in some parts of the country can be concerning, and the healthcare system is not always up to international standards," said one member in Nigeria.

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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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