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Pros and Cons of Living in Ivory Coast

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jan 04, 2024

Summary: The pros of living in Ivory Coast include its warm climate, diverse culture, and vibrant economy. The country is home to a wide variety of ethnic groups, and its economy is growing rapidly, making it an attractive destination for those looking to start a business or find employment. Additionally, Ivory Coast has a rich history and culture, with many interesting sites to explore. The cons of living in Ivory Coast include the high cost of living, the lack of infrastructure, and the prevalence of poverty. The country has a high rate of unemployment, and the infrastructure is not well developed, making it difficult to access basic services. Additionally, the country is prone to political instability, and there is a risk of civil unrest.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Ivory Coast?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Ivory Coast responded:

"Expats and digital nomads living in Ivory Coast appreciate the country's vibrant culture, friendly people, and beautiful landscapes. They also enjoy the low cost of living, which allows them to stretch their budget further. On the other hand, they may find the infrastructure and public services lacking, as well as the lack of reliable internet access. Additionally, the language barrier can be a challenge for those who don't speak French," explained one expat living in Ivory Coast.

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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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