Pros and Cons of Living in Somalia
Last updated on May 26, 2023
Summary: The pros of living in Somalia include access to a variety of cultural experiences, a vibrant and diverse population, and a strong sense of community. On the other hand, the cons of living in Somalia include a lack of economic opportunities, a high rate of poverty, and a fragile security situation.
What are the pros and cons of living in Somalia?
Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Somalia responded:
"Expats and digital nomads living in Somalia often appreciate the country's rich culture and history, as well as its stunning landscapes and wildlife. They also enjoy the warm hospitality of the Somali people and the low cost of living. On the other hand, they may find the lack of infrastructure and security a challenge, as well as the limited access to modern amenities. Additionally, the lack of reliable internet access can be a major drawback for digital nomads," said one expat in living in Somalia.
What do expats in Somalia appreciate most about the local culture?
About the Author
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.