Gabon

Living and
Working in Gabon

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David Thyne

"I'm an NGO worker on my first overseas posting, and InterNations helped me to make some very good business contacts in Libreville."

Marisa de Bryner

"Getting insights from fellow expats also living in Gabon has really been of great help to me."

Working and living in Gabon with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in Gabon? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Libreville, Mayumba or some other international Gabonese city?

The expat relocation to Gabon is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as the mangrove swamps of the Muni River estuary, getting to know how Gabonese folks celebrate Renovation Day, or acquiring a taste for Gabon’s popular dishes like nyembwe…

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Gabon. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from working in Afghanistan to working in Switzerland.

Top Articles in the Gabon Expat Guide

  • Moving to Gabon

    Gabon has dedicated 10% of its landmass to being protected national parkland, making it a spectacular destination to move to. And with around 80% of local residents speak French, at least the language should be a big problem for many expats. Read on for more relevant info on moving to Gabon.
  • Living in Gabon

    Unlike many other African nations in the vicinity, Gabon enjoys a relatively stable political system, as well as prosperous economy. In spite of this, many Gabonese people still live in poverty. However, the relative safety of the nation is a plus for any expatriates thinking of living in Gabon.
  • Working in Gabon

    As the Gabonese economy relies heavily on its petroleum reserves, there are a number of job opportunities across oil production sector. Expats need to obtain a work permit before they start working in Gabon, though. Read on for more information and expat advice on working in Gabon.

Reliable Information about living and working in Gabon

Relocating to and living in Gabon necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of Gabonese expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in Gabon: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to Gabonese income tax law?ʺ, ʺShould I start making my own attire rather than go shopping for overpriced imported ladies' clothing from Europe?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Libreville?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a Gabonese residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in Gabon is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for Gabon is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in Gabon. Various topics are covered in our Gabon Expat Guide from culture and sights, to housing & household or administration and finance, up to expat institutions & clubs. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺHow do you celebrate Christmas in Gabon?ʺ will no more remain open.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Gabon? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Israel or moving to Brazil!

From specialised travel agents to social clubs for expats –
Advice on living and working in Gabon

In addition, our expat listings for Gabon include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like specialised travel agents or social clubs for expats. 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 Gabon. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm Salut among our InterNations members living and working in Gabon.

David Thyne

"I'm an NGO worker on my first overseas posting, and InterNations helped me to make some very good business contacts in Libreville."

Marisa de Bryner

"Getting insights from fellow expats also living in Gabon has really been of great help to me."

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