Abidjan

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Adam Malewski

"I use InterNations mainly for business and made some very valuable expat contacts here in Abidjan."

Lotta Koskinen

"Settling as an expat woman in Abidjan wasn't easy in the beginning. Until a friend invited me to InterNations..."

The Expat Community in Abidjan Welcomes You!

Bonjour et bienvenue and welcome to our expat community based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast! InterNations is never more valued by the expat community than in Africa, where embarking on a new chapter of your life in unfamiliar territory can sometimes feel daunting. Connecting with new friends, seeking advice on issues in Abidjan, and being able to canvass the opinions of expats in Abidjan and across the world is what we can offer here at InterNations! "What are the transport routes like to other cities?", "are there any medical checks that I might need prior to moving?", or "are there any international schools?" might be questions on your mind when considering a move to Abidjan, and you have come to the right place to ask them — our Abidjan Community will be happy to help you out!

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Shanghai or Hong Kong.

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  • Moving to Abidjan

    Abidjan is home to five million people and the official language is French. The city has a tropical wet and dry climate. Expats who plan to move to Abidjan need to obtain a visa or a resident permit. Check out the InterNations Expat Guide for more information about moving to Abidjan.
  • Living in Abidjan

    Located on the south-east coast of Ivory Coast, Abidjan is the economic capital of Ivory Coast. The cultural diversity and unique scenery in the city make Abidjan a popular destination for expats. Read up on the healthcare system, education, and local transportation in the InterNations Expat Guide.
  • Working in Abidjan

    Abidjan is known as the economic capital of Ivory Coast. Expats could find employment opportunities in the fishing industry, financial services, and the industrial sector. All expats planning to work in Abidjan need a work permit. Check out the InterNations Expat Guide for more information about working in Abidjan.

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Start Your New Life as an Expat in Abidjan

Abidjan is recognized as the economic hub of the Ivory Coast, in the West Africa region. For this reason, it is perhaps no surprise that many expats move here for business purposes. Particularly the younger end of the expat community appreciates the vibrant nightlife of Abidjan, where lively bars and clubs make it one of Africa's party capitals. Some of the bars or "maquis" are luxurious open-air complexes, where expats on a night out can enjoy live musical performances. While the city is very well populated with good standard restaurants and shops, expats have, however, reported frustration at the military checkpoints which make moving around the city problematic at times.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Dubai or Riyadh, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

The Social Network for Expatriates in Abidjan

Abidjan is considered to be an enjoyable place to live, with plenty to see and do, and it is likely that finding expat friends to appreciate the city with will be a priority for many moving there. InterNations offers a network to connect you with those in the same situation as you, even prior to relocation or when a long way from home! We have a commitment to a respectful and courteous expat in order to assure a pleasant environment for all. This is not only the case for our online platform, but also true for the local events that you can attend in Abidjan. From InterNations Official Events to member-organized, interest-based activities, there'll be plenty to do for you in Abidjan. We look forward to welcoming you into the Abidjan Community!

Adam Malewski

"I use InterNations mainly for business and made some very valuable expat contacts here in Abidjan."

Lotta Koskinen

"Settling as an expat woman in Abidjan wasn't easy in the beginning. Until a friend invited me to InterNations..."

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