Benin

Living and
Working in Benin

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Jaromir Novy

"There's only a small expat circle here in Cotonou, but this gave me the chance to say hello to everyone on InterNations! "

Jessica Johnson-Hanevolt

"Before I came here as an expat, I only knew Benin as home of actor Djimon Honsou. But now Cotonou & InterNations is my home too. "

Working and living in Benin with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in Benin? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Porto-Novo, Malanville or some other international Beninese city?

The expat relocation to Benin is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as the northern "Reserve du W du Niger", getting to know how Beninese folks celebrate the Vodun public holiday on January 10, or acquiring a taste for Benin’s popular dishes like kuli-kuli…

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Benin. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in Australia to living in Singapore.

Top Articles in the Benin Expat Guide

  • Moving to Benin

    Moving to Benin is not such a drastic decision as relocating to some of its neighboring countries: Benin is small and peaceful, with average services and infrastructures, and a friendly and welcoming population. Read on to find out more about the lands, its people, the climate, and transportation.
  • Living in Benin

    Benin with its diverse landscape, from seaside to rugged mountains, may not be a common expat destination, but living in Benin can be a unique experience! While it bears the scars of a complicated history, expats can look forward to getting to know the resulting multifaceted culture of modern Benin.
  • Working in Benin

    Working in Benin can be challenging, but the country is facing a phase of economic growth that it is likely to further open the local job market to expats. Check out our Expat Guide for more information about the local economy and job market, as well as taxes and work permits!

Reliable Information about living and working in Benin

Relocating to and living in Benin necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of Beninese expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in Benin: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to Beninese income tax law?ʺ, ʺWhich products should I buy fresh in the local markets?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Porto-Novo?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a Beninese residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in Benin is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for Benin is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in Benin. Various topics are covered in our Benin Expat Guide from culture and sights, to housing & household or restaurants and nightlife, up to food & shopping. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺHow do I cope with the Harmattan sandstorms?ʺ will no more remain open.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Benin? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as moving to Cuba or moving to Ireland!

From private language tutors to international attorneys –
Advice on living and working in Benin

In addition, our expat listings for Benin include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like private language tutors or international attorneys. By becoming part of our community, you can also participate in the InterNations Forum and discuss with other internationals about your expatriate experience living abroad in Benin. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm Salut among our InterNations members living and working in Benin.

Jaromir Novy

"There's only a small expat circle here in Cotonou, but this gave me the chance to say hello to everyone on InterNations! "

Jessica Johnson-Hanevolt

"Before I came here as an expat, I only knew Benin as home of actor Djimon Honsou. But now Cotonou & InterNations is my home too. "

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