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Ole Jacobsen

"InterNations offered an amazing possibility to find new expat friends outside the export business in Madagascar. "

Stéphanie Moreau

"There are so many other French women living here in Madagascar, but InterNations helped me to find those expats who share my passions. "

Meet Our Community of Expats in Madagascar and Get Connected!

Tonga soa, salut, and a warm welcome to the InterNations Madagascar expat community. Whether you're moving to Antananarivo, Toamasina, or elsewhere, our friendly members are here to make your integration easier. Before your arrival, you may have some questions about life as a Madagascar expat. These could include, "where do expats live?" and "will I need to adopt new language skills?". Our members will soon tell you that many expats live in secure gated communities, and that while English is an official language there, a good command of French is also useful.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Singapore or Jeddah.

Join Our Exciting Events in Madagascar

Attend our monthly events and activities for Madagascar expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Madagascar Expat Guides

  • Moving to Madagascar

    The island’s natural beauty and its extraordinary diversity of plants and wildlife is enough to attract people to live and work in Madagascar, in spite of unrest and poverty. In this article, InterNations introduces you to the land, its people, climate and much more.
  • Living in Madagascar

    Best known for its remarkable biodiversity, and for being home to various species of lemur, Madagascar boasts numerous national parks and a unique wildlife. Read on to find out more about the day-to-day aspects of living in Madagascar, such as healthcare, transportation, safety and security.
  • Working in Madagascar

    As you might have suspected, all expats who will be working in Madagascar need to be in possession of a visa prior to travel. But paperwork is probably not your sole concern. Read up all about the island's general economy, job market and work permits on InterNations!

Exchange Tips about living in Madagascar

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What Is Living in Madagascar Like for Expats?

From the rainforests and hills to the beaches and clear waters, Madagascar has plenty to offer all who live there. Over 5% of the world's wildlife species can be found in Madagascar, and its diversity doesn't end there. Known locally as Tana, the capital city Antananarivo is the country's economic hub. Madagascar expats often move there as part of the oil, gas, or tourism industries, but there are excellent opportunities in farming and agriculture also. Madagascar's chief exports are coffee and vanilla, and private companies also have impressive stakes in nickel mines. Benefits of living in Madagascar include low living costs, low rental prices, and year-round glorious weather with plenty of space for children to run around in. Although the expat community in Tana isn't large, dedicated compounds offer all the home comforts you could wish for. The American School of Antananarivo has excellent standards, and restaurants like La Varangue offer delicious dishes from around the world.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Dubai or Riyadh, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Find Friends and Build Your Network in Madagascar with InterNations!

Here at InterNations, we offer a safe community where you can explore life as an expatriate in Madagascar and meet other international people both online and offline. Our dedicated members can answer all of your burning questions, including, "how do I keep my family healthy?" and "which is the best school for my children?". Once you've settled in, you can begin contributing to InterNations yourself. By engaging in our community by attending our social events for some fun and networking, you'll meet your fellow expats living and working in Madagascar. You can also join some of our groups, which offer activities such as coffee evenings and wine tasting. If you don't see your favorite hobby or interest represented, feel free to open your own group! By turning to the InterNations Madagascar Community, you'll gain an insight into life for expats in Madagascar from those who already have experience and fill up your social schedule in no time.

Ole Jacobsen

"InterNations offered an amazing possibility to find new expat friends outside the export business in Madagascar. "

Stéphanie Moreau

"There are so many other French women living here in Madagascar, but InterNations helped me to find those expats who share my passions. "

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