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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Retirees share their experiences living in Egypt. What are the challenges and rewards of retiring in Egypt?

How do I meet people in Egypt?

When we asked people living in Egypt about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"The British Club and read the free newspapers for groups that meet once a week or so," explained one retiree living in Alexandria.

"There is Alexandria American ladies group. It is unofficial social gathering for the American women’s who live in Alex. They meet once a month for coffee and planning events. The group is involved with the American center as well. There is another group called Alexandria women association. They meet every Monday for coffee and they do mostly charity work around Alexandria and it is open for all expects not just Americans," said another retiree in living in Alexandria, Egypt.

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What is life like in Egypt?

When we asked people living in Egypt what life is like and how people spend their time, they said:

"In Egypt, Family is number one but going for coffee is right up there as well. Going to the mall (Carfor) seems to be a big deal here," commented one retiree living in Alexandria, Egypt.

"New Cairo City is still in its developmental stage. Since I've been here (the first one on my block; not even a paved street) slowly stores are being added and public transportation. I would like to know if there are other Americans in this area, and what they are doing. I'm interested in fitness and seeing things the ordinary tourists do not see. Also bargain hunting for household items," explained one retiree living in New Cairo City.

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What do I need to know before retiring in Egypt?

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

"Be very prepared not let the backward ways and slowness and unorganized ways get to you. Relax and take it for what this country is great for which is cultural, beauty, great food and fun in the sun," said another retiree in Alexandria.

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About the Author

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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