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Matthew Brown

"As a development aid worker I am mostly busy near Timbouctou and Gao. InterNations helped me to exchange ideas with other development agencies."

Rikke Johansen

"A friend recommended InterNations for my relocation to Mali. Glad I joined -- settling in Bamako was much easier with the help of fellow expats."

Working and living in Mali with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in Mali? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Bamako, Timbuktu or some other international Malian city?

The expat relocation to Mali is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as the Inland Niger Delta, getting to know how Malian folks celebrate the Essakane Festival in the Desert, or acquiring a taste for Mali’s popular dishes like tiga diga na…

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Mali. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from working in Thailand to living in North Korea.

Top Articles in the Mali Expat Guide

  • Moving to Mali

    Mali experienced rapid economic growth after the 1991 coup ended a long dictatorship and started a transition towards democracy. Nevertheless, Mali is a nation of unrest, and gaining a little understanding the conflicts that exist within the nation is important for any expat planning a move to Mali.
  • Living in Mali

    Located in West Africa is the French-speaking nation of Mali, a country replete with unforgiving regions of desert, natural beauty and wonders of the human world for expats living in Mali to discover. Its capital Bamako is a vibrant urban landscape, alive with the sounds of Ngoni and Kora musicians.
  • Working in Mali

    With Mali is still among the poorest nations in the world and as such, an understanding of the country’s diverse economy is essential for expats planning on conducting business. In this guide, we give you a first economic overview as well as introduce you to work permit and income taxation regulations.

Reliable Information about living and working in Mali

Relocating to and living in Mali necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of Malian expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in Mali: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to Malian income tax law?ʺ, ʺWhat are the conditions in Bamako's main hospital like? Should I rather go home for treatment?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Bamako?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a Malian residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in Mali is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for Mali is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in Mali. Various topics are covered in our Mali Expat Guide from education and children, to local organisations & companies or housing and household, up to travel & accommodation. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺWhich fresh fruit and vegetables are easily available in local shops and stalls?ʺ will no more remain open.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Mali? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Finland or living in Sweden!

From business associations to foreign-media news agents –
Advice on living and working in Mali

In addition, our expat listings for Mali include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like business associations or foreign-media news agents. 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 Mali. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm Salut among our InterNations members living and working in Mali.

Matthew Brown

"As a development aid worker I am mostly busy near Timbouctou and Gao. InterNations helped me to exchange ideas with other development agencies."

Rikke Johansen

"A friend recommended InterNations for my relocation to Mali. Glad I joined -- settling in Bamako was much easier with the help of fellow expats."

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