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Pros and Cons of Living in Egypt

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Oct 23, 2023

Summary: The pros of living in Egypt include its rich cultural heritage, its diverse landscape, and its vibrant cities. Additionally, the cost of living is relatively low, making it an attractive destination for those looking to stretch their budget. On the other hand, the political and economic instability in the country can be a source of concern for some. Additionally, the climate can be extreme, with hot summers and cold winters. Finally, the infrastructure in some areas can be lacking, making it difficult to access certain services.

What are the pros and cons of living in Egypt?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Egypt responded:

"Expats and digital nomads living in Egypt often appreciate the country's rich culture and history, as well as its vibrant cities and stunning landscapes. They also enjoy the low cost of living, which allows them to stretch their budget further. On the other hand, some expats and digital nomads may find the bureaucracy and paperwork involved in living in Egypt to be a challenge. Additionally, the lack of reliable internet access can be a major issue for digital nomads," remarked one expat in Egypt.

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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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