Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Assignment in Malabo

Today I would like to discuss Malabo in Equatorial Guinea. If you were to be sent to Malabo on an expatriate assignment or if you were to relocate there, you are likely to experience weather that is tropical,  always hot and humid. You will meet people who speak Spanish and French.

The cost of clothing and transport is very high. The cost of food and beverages is high. The cost of housing is average. Malabo is the capital of Equatorial Guinea. Despite its status as the capital of Equatorial Guinea for several decades, Malabo's street network remains poorly developed. Malabo itself has few paved roads leading into it, and fewer than one hundred paved and developed streets.

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 Malabo or if you lived there recently, let us know what your experience has been. Would you live in Malabo again?