Algeria

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Algeria, situated in Northwestern Africa, is Maghreb regions’ largest country and Africa’s second largest. It is couched between the Atlas Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. While the civil war concluded well over a decade ago, Algeria is still recovering. Indeed, Algier, its capital and largest city, is rife with unemployment, and while petroleum earnings are substantial, you would never know by looking around the city. Infrastructure is in general disrepair and utilities such as power and water are unreliable. As a result, the political waters remain troubled in Algeria. Caution is advised to all expats interested in setting up residence there. In regards to language, Arabic is spoken by all, many are well versed in French and quite a few have basic English skills. Read More…

Algeria is one of the most significant economic hubs in North Africa. This is due not only to the overall output of its sizable economy along with his commercial and financial sectors, but also due to its large and strategically located port on the Mediterranean Sea.The security risk for internationals in Algeria is medium, but higher in the south. Items for concern include seismic upheaval, social instability, crime generally and possibly terror. The population in Algiers is roughly 5 Million people.  Read More… 

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Algeria
numbeo.Algiers   worldofexpats.Algeria   internations.algeria   expatwoman.algeria   our-africa.algeria   algiers.usembassy

Cost of Living

Cost of living

The cost of living for expats is low in Algeria. Here is the international average cost comparing US to local prices in Algiers:

Alcohol (when available) & Tobacco: Low. Clothing: Low. Communication: Very Low. Education: Very Low. Furniture & Appliances: Low. Groceries: Very Low. Healthcare: Average. Household Accommodation: Average. Personal Care: Very High. Recreation & Culture: Very Low. Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very Low. Transport: Very Low.  Read More…

Satisfying sites on cost of living in Algeria

numbeo.Algiers2   numbeo.Algeria   expatistan.algiers

Climate

Climate
The climate in Algeria can be described as Mediterranean with hot summers and mild winters. The coastal areas are mild with some rain in winter and the highlands are hot and dry. In the capital Algiers, the winter temperatures average as low as 6 degrees celsius with the summer temperatures as high as 32 degrees celsius. Read more…

Visa Restrictions

Visa Restrictions

You will need to obtain a Work Visa before you travel to Algeria, details and forms can be found using this link. The process can take many weeks and will require the legalisation of documents so do not delay. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs  is not very helpful but your local consulate has more details of the requirement specific to your nationality. A list of these can be found here.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office        US State Department         BBC World News         Al Jazeera         Algeria Daily

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