Cotonou

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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. "

Make the most of living and working in Cotonou

Expat living in Cotonou raises plenty of questions, for instance: ʺWhat are the requirements from Beninese authorities to get a residence permit?”, ʺHow do I cope with the Harmattan sandstorms?ʺ, or ”Who can recommend private language tutors in town?”

Finding all this expat information about living and working in Cotonou takes a lot of time. Our Cotonou expat guide is there to make your relocation to Cotonou as easy as possible. Starting with restaurants and nightlife to information about housing & household, the guide covers all the different aspects of expat life in Cotonou.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Cotonou. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world - from living in Zurich to living in Shanghai.

Top Articles in the Cotonou Expat Guide

  • Moving to Cotonou

    Cotonou has a long and complicated history that results today in a heterogeneous mix of cultures: this created a diverse and welcoming atmosphere that nowadays facilitates the integration of expats. Check out our expat guide for some useful information about moving to Cotonou!
  • Living in Cotonou

    Living in Cotonou is something unique that words can hardly explain: it is a city bursting with music, colorful clothing, great food and an affirming way of life. All the multiple facets of Cotonou make the life in the city an adventurous and rewarding experience. Find out more in our expat guide!
  • Working in Cotonou

    Today the city of Cotonou is a vibrant and lively place with a booming economy and excellent trade connections. Originally a market town, the job market of Cotonou carries the energy and vitality of its history of commerce into the present day. Find out more in our expat guide!

Information on the Expat Life in Cotonou

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

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

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Cotonou? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Jersey City or living in Tokyo!

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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