Sunday, May 19, 2013

Assignment in Djibouti

Today I would like to discuss Djibouti. If you were to be sent to Djibouti on an expatriate assignment or if you were to relocate there, you are likely to experience weather that is desert, torrid, and dry. You will meet people who speak French, Arabic, Somali, and Afar.

The cost of clothing is are average compared to other places. The cost of food and beverages, and housing is high compared to other places. The cost of transport is very low compared to other places. The City of Djibouti is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Djibouti. The Djibouti-Addis Ababa Railway runs from the city to Addis Ababa, while it is also home to the Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport. Northwest of the city centre lies the city's port, used for international trade, for fishing, and by ferries to Obock and Tadjoura.

From a day to day comfort perspective, you are likely to experience extreme hardship. Be sure to negotiate an appropriate salary or allowance to compensate for the cost of living. If you live in Djibouti or if you lived there recently, let us know what your experience has been. Would you live in Djibouti again?


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