Addis Ababa

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Brian Norris

"We were urgently looking for an English-speaking doctor in Addis Ababa - a fellow expat then gave us a recommendation via InterNations."

Maria Borges

"Expat living here in Ethiopia is hard sometimes, particularly as a woman. The introduction to InterNations made my life a lot easier."

Make the most of living and working in Addis Ababa

Expat living in Addis Ababa raises plenty of questions, for instance: ʺWhat are the requirements from Ethiopian authorities to get a residence permit?”, ʺWhich precautions against high-altitude sickness do I need to take in Addis Ababa?ʺ, or ”Who can recommend serviced apartments in town?”

Finding all this expat information about living and working in Addis Ababa takes a lot of time. Our Addis Ababa expat guide is there to make your relocation to Addis Ababa as easy as possible. Starting with education and children to information about travel & accommodation, the guide covers all the different aspects of expat life in Addis Ababa.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Addis Ababa. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world - from living in The Hague to living in Ankara.

Top Articles in the Addis Ababa Expat Guide

  • Moving to Addis Ababa

    Addis Ababa is the largest city in Ethiopia and the center for many of the nation's political and economic headquarters. Most foreigners who plan to visit or even move to Ethiopia need a visa to enter the country, though, so get informed about visa regulations and more with this guide.
  • Living in Addis Ababa

    The local pace of life and pleasant climate are well suited to families and professionals, and the stunning scenery and vibrant culture make Addis Ababa a great place for expats to live. In this article, we take a closer look at the local culture, as well as education and healthcare in Addis Ababa.
  • Working in Addis Ababa

    Thriving foreign investment makes Addis Ababa one of the most important commercial hubs in Africa, with expats typically working in Addis Ababa’s industry and technology sectors. Read on for more info on the local economy, job hunting, and work permits for Ethiopia.

Information on the Expat Life in Addis Ababa

Are you looking specifically for public utility providers in town or a doctor speaking your native language in Ethiopia? In addition to our expat guide, the expat directory for Addis Ababa provides you with listings of all expatriate-relevant locations and relocation services in Addis Ababa. Furthermore, you might want to also consider our Addis Ababa expats forum to receive first hand information from your fellow expats.

Simply become a member of InterNations Addis Ababa and you’ll be warmly received with a friendly Selam among our expats living and working in Addis Ababa.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Addis Ababa? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Sarajevo or living in Zurich!

Brian Norris

"We were urgently looking for an English-speaking doctor in Addis Ababa - a fellow expat then gave us a recommendation via InterNations."

Maria Borges

"Expat living here in Ethiopia is hard sometimes, particularly as a woman. The introduction to InterNations made my life a lot easier."

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