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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: People describe Abidjan, Ivory Coast as a vibrant and bustling city with a unique culture and a great nightlife. Expats love the city's diverse culture, its friendly people, and its beautiful beaches. The weather in Abidjan is generally warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 to $2,000 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $500 to $700 USD per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost around $700 to $1,000 USD per month. The approximate population of Abidjan is around 4.7 million people.

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

"Before retiring in Abidjan, expats should research the cost of living and the availability of healthcare services. It is also important to familiarize oneself with the local culture and language, as well as the laws and regulations of the country. Additionally, expats should consider the safety and security of the area, as well as the availability of transportation and other amenities. Finally, expats should ensure that they have the necessary visas and permits to live and work in the country," commented one expat who made the move to Abidjan.

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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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