Mauritania

Living and
Working in Mauritania

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Benoit Julien

"Are you an expat interested in global networking, from Nouakchott to New York? Simply become a member of InterNations, just as I did. "

Sharon McGinnis

"The local expat community here in Mauritania gave me helpful hints on housing, transport and much more…"

Working and living in Mauritania with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in Mauritania? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Nouakchott, Nouadhibou or some other international Mauritanian city?

The expat relocation to Mauritania is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as the Senegal River Valley, getting to know how Mauritanian folks celebrate the annual date harvest, or acquiring a taste for Mauritania’s popular dishes like chebujin…

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Mauritania. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from working in Italy to moving to USA.

Top Articles in the Mauritania Expat Guide

  • Moving to Mauritania

    Moving to Mauritania is definitely not for everyone: while the country has a lot of pristine natural beauty and a relaxed atmosphere on offer, life in Mauritania is still sometimes challenging. So better get prepared for your relocation and read up on the land, its people, the climate, and visas.
  • Living in Mauritania

    Mauritania has majestic sceneries and living in this African country is a continuous surprise: expats will enjoy breathtaking landscapes and a peaceful lifestyle, with services and infrastructures that have been improving lately, but are still not up to Western standards.
  • Working in Mauritania

    Finding work in Mauritania can be difficult for expats, but it is not impossible for people with certain skillsets and a good knowledge of the local economy and job market. So read on to find out how to best get a job in Mauritania, as well as for a short introduction to taxes and social security.

Reliable Information about living and working in Mauritania

Relocating to and living in Mauritania necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of Mauritanian expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in Mauritania: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to Mauritanian income tax law?ʺ, ʺHow hot exactly is a Mauritanian summer?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Nouakchott?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a Mauritanian residence permit for my wife?ʺ

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

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Mauritania? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as working in Germany or moving to Ireland!

From cultural institutes to international hospitals –
Advice on living and working in Mauritania

In addition, our expat listings for Mauritania include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like cultural institutes or international hospitals. 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 Mauritania. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm Salut & as-salām 'alaykum among our InterNations members living and working in Mauritania.

Benoit Julien

"Are you an expat interested in global networking, from Nouakchott to New York? Simply become a member of InterNations, just as I did. "

Sharon McGinnis

"The local expat community here in Mauritania gave me helpful hints on housing, transport and much more…"

Communities in Mauritania

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