Ethiopia

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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."

Working and living in Ethiopia with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in Ethiopia? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa or some other international Ethiopian city?

The expat relocation to Ethiopia is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as some of Africa's highest mountains and largest caves, getting to know how Ethiopian folks celebrate Enkutatash, or acquiring a taste for Ethiopia’s popular dishes like doro wat…

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

Top Articles in the Ethiopia Expat Guide

  • Moving to Ethiopia

    Moving to Ethiopia has become an exciting prospect for many expats, thanks to its moderate climate, expansion in industries, and the production of international commodities. In addition, it has a fascinating history, great food and a lively, colorful culture to discover. Learn more in this article!
  • Living in Ethiopia

    Life in Ethiopia is not without its challenges, but that doesn’t mean expats can’t make a life and succeed here! The people are very friendly and schooling is generally of a good standard, so you can settle down with your family and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Read our article to know how!
  • Working in Ethiopia

    With a fast growing economy, Ethiopia is becoming more and more interesting as an expat destination. There is always a demand for English language teachers, or you could consider working for the UN or perhaps for a body such as your country’s embassy. Work in Ethiopia can be rewarding and pleasant.

Reliable Information about living and working in Ethiopia

Relocating to and living in Ethiopia necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of Ethiopian expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in Ethiopia: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to Ethiopian income tax law?ʺ, ʺShould I study the Ethopian alphabet before moving there?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Addis Ababa?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a Ethiopian residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in Ethiopia is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for Ethiopia is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in Ethiopia. Various topics are covered in our Ethiopia Expat Guide from local organisations and companies, to travel & accommodation or education and children, up to local organisations & companies. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺWhich precautions against high-altitude sickness do I need to take in Addis Ababa?ʺ will no more remain open.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Ethiopia? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Japan or living in Australia!

From serviced apartments to public utility providers –
Advice on living and working in Ethiopia

In addition, our expat listings for Ethiopia include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like serviced apartments or public utility providers. 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 Ethiopia. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm Selam among our InterNations members living and working in Ethiopia.

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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