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Moving to Alexandria, Egypt

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: Many expats are attracted to Alexandria, Egypt for its rich history, vibrant culture, and Mediterranean climate. Alexandria is a bustling port city with a diverse population, making it an ideal destination for those looking to experience a unique blend of cultures. Additionally, the city is home to a number of universities, making it a great place for expats to pursue higher education. Before moving to Alexandria, it is important to be aware of the city's hot and humid climate, as well as the potential for political unrest. Additionally, expats should be aware of the local customs and laws, and take the necessary steps to ensure their safety. It is also important to research the cost of living in Alexandria, as it can be quite expensive. Finally, expats should be prepared to learn some Arabic, as it is the primary language spoken in the city.

What do I need to know before moving to Alexandria?

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

"Alexandria is a vibrant city with a rich history and culture. It is important for expats to be aware of the local customs and laws before moving to Alexandria. Expats should also research the cost of living and the availability of housing in the city. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the security situation in Alexandria and to take necessary precautions. Expats should also be aware of the climate in Alexandria, which is generally hot and humid in the summer and mild in the winter. Finally, expats should research the local transportation options and the availability of healthcare in Alexandria," replied a member in Alexandria.

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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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