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We asked expats and digital nomads what they find the most challenging about the local culture in Egypt. They wrote...

"Very dirty, smelly, busy, noisy place. Nothing is the way you would expect it to be, and it's difficult to get many things done," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Alexandria, Egypt.

"Expats in Egypt often find the local culture to be quite different from their own, which can be challenging to adjust to. Many expats find the language barrier to be a major challenge, as English is not widely spoken in Egypt. Additionally, the conservative nature of the culture can be difficult to navigate, as certain behaviors and dress codes are expected in public. Expats may also find the bureaucracy and paperwork involved in living in Egypt to be overwhelming. Finally, the hot climate and lack of air conditioning can be difficult to adjust to for those coming from cooler climates," commented one expat who made the move to Egypt.

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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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