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Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by montanaguy(m): 2:05pm On Apr 23, 2016
How is life in Abidjan? Are the people friendly? Which little business can one start up there that moves?
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by abiolert(m): 2:51pm On Apr 23, 2016
The thought of relocating to Abidjan just struck me a while ago and I thought of asking this humble forum abt what to do and the next move to take. since you have already opened a thread for it, let me also join to ask my fellow naira lander's for direction.
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by montanaguy(m): 4:28pm On Apr 23, 2016
I still believe that Ivory Coast remains the best french African speaking country to migrate. I learned that the civil war affected the country in some ways. That was when some Nigerians there left the country. From what I have heard so far, the country has fast recovered from the damages done by the civil war. I like African french speaking countries ways of life and Ivory Coast interest me. I want know more about the country especially Abidjan the country's capital city.

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by popizaino(m): 11:16pm On Jun 28, 2016
montanaguy:
I still believe that Ivory Coast remains the best french African speaking country to migrate. I learned that the civil war affected the country in some ways. That was when some Nigerians there left the country. From what I have heard so far, the country has fast recovered from the damages done by the civil war. I like African french speaking countries ways of life and Ivory Coast interest me. I want know more about the country especially Abidjan the country's capital city.
life generally in Abidjan the country's economic capital is pretty cool for anyone seeking a better life to what we have in most Nigerian cities.The constant electricity,less traffic ,good road ,working government ,no omele issue ,no agbero ,good and affordable internet supply and the ever ready French no bribe police and the tranquility it's has to offer makes its more preferable destination to settle in.cost of house differs depending on your location within the metropolis .eyebrow areas such as deux plateau,Rivera,cocody ,angre host expensive accomodation.The ever busy adjame which is synonymous to idumota also has large numbers of Nigerian especially Yoruba with moderate price houses.youpougon which is arguably the largest neighborhood in west Africa is also home to most middle income earners .other areas such as abobo ,willianville,ayanmo also has large numbers of low income houses.food here is relatively abundant and there are lots of sea food been a costal town.
Your safety is guaranteed as there are no highway robbers.to cut story shot there is still much to the city than what I wrote .do not mind my writing I will later find out about the prices of houses here and get back to you.notice business here is strictly legit .

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by oyek691: 12:14am On Jun 29, 2016
I am currently living in abidjan. The country is very friendly interm of it characteristics bussiness wise.. and i guess it will be very good for you to start a business that is rare over here and is popular in nigeria ( experience).. besides which business do you wanna do ova here??

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by obalukan: 6:54pm On Jun 29, 2016
Please tell us which business one can be doing there because you know more about the country.
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by montanaguy(m): 6:02pm On Jul 01, 2016
oyek691:
I am currently living in abidjan. The country is very friendly interm of it characteristics bussiness wise.. and i guess it will be very good for you to start a business that is rare over here and is popular in nigeria ( experience).. besides which business do you wanna do ova here??
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by montanaguy(m): 6:04pm On Jul 01, 2016
Women hair accessories.
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by obalukan: 1:04pm On Jul 02, 2016
Please do the business analysis for us. Like better and marketable business and possibly cost of setting up.
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by PAO429: 2:35pm On Jul 02, 2016
i ve plans of moving to Abijan too....to start a sme business...but my fears are holding me bck
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by montanaguy(m): 4:42pm On Jul 02, 2016
What about my Union naira mastercard? Can it work in Abidjan? The bank said I can use it overseas with a daily limit of $100 and transaction charge of N240. Please has anyone made use of any bank's naira mastercard over there?
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by montanaguy(m): 4:44pm On Jul 02, 2016
Still waiting prices of renting an affordable apartment in abidjan. Something good for a starte.

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Harzontorh: 4:46pm On Jul 02, 2016
montanaguy:
How is life in Abidjan? Are the people friendly? Which little business can one start up there that moves?

visit this Nairaland Page on Abidjan: https://www.nairaland.com/3072468/beauty-abidjan-cote-divoire-all

I can assure you Abidjan is the Best OPTION FOR BUSINESS IN W/AFRICA AFTER LAGOS

- THEY HAVE THE BEST IN COSMETICS PRODUCT (VERY CHEAP, AS IN VERY VERY CHEAP) CREAM INDUSTRIES LIKE GANDOUR, BEBE MAN, BELLE DAME , PERFUMERY, AND BODY STUFFS.

- THEN ANKARA. AFRICA CLOTHING AND FASHION ( WOODIN HAVE THEIR HQ IN ABIDJAN), LOTS OF WOMEN FASHION ACCESORIES TOO

- MORESO, FOOD. F*CK IT!! FOOD IS LIKE AIR IN IVORYCOAST. ABIDJAN IS CRAZILY RICH IN FOOD STUFF AND AGRICULTURAL PROCUTS. (3RD BANANA PRODUCE IN AFRICA, NO 1 COCOA BEAN AND COFFEE PRODUCTION IN THE WHOLE WORLD, LEADERS IN VEGETABLE OIL IN THE WORLD, PINEAPPLE AND OTHER FOOD PRODUCE), NESCAFE HQ IS IN ABIDJAN LIKEWISE UNILEVER HAS MAIN BRANCHES THERE TOO

ASK ANYTHING ON ABIDJAN. LIVING , BUSSINESS, SCHOOLING, LIFE AND TOURISM OR GENERAL QUESTION ON THE CITY OR COUNTRY
READ MORE ON WIKIPEDIA. SEARCH ABIDJAN

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Harzontorh: 4:51pm On Jul 02, 2016
popizaino:
life generally in Abidjan the country's economic capital is pretty cool for anyone seeking a better life to what we have in most Nigerian cities.The constant electricity,less traffic ,good road ,working government ,no omele issue ,no agbero ,good and affordable internet supply and the ever ready French no bribe police and the tranquility it's has to offer makes its more preferable destination to settle in.cost of house differs depending on your location within the metropolis .eyebrow areas such as deux plateau,Rivera,cocody ,angre host expensive accomodation.The ever busy adjame which is synonymous to idumota also has large numbers of Nigerian especially Yoruba with moderate price houses.youpougon which is arguably the largest neighborhood in west Africa is also home to most middle income earners .other areas such as abobo ,willianville,ayanmo also has large numbers of low income houses.food here is relatively abundant and there are lots of sea food been a costal town.
Your safety is guaranteed as there are no highway robbers.to cut story shot there is still much to the city than what I wrote .do not mind my writing I will later find out about the prices of houses here and get back to you.notice business here is strictly legit .

COOL, YOU REALY KNOW ABOUT ABIDJAN. BUT YOU DIDNT EMPHASIZE ON THE BEACHFULL COASTS. THEY SOO SOO MANY UNLIMITED BEACHES TOO. LOL ONLY FOR ENJOYMENT SHA

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Harzontorh: 4:56pm On Jul 02, 2016
montanaguy:
What about my Union naira mastercard? Can it work in Abidjan? The bank said I can use it overseas with a daily limit of $100 and transaction charge of N240. Please has anyone made use of any bank's naira mastercard over there?

YES YOU CAN USE IT, BUT BEWARE, YOU WILL BE CHARGED N1000 PER ANY WITHDRAWAL. SO IF THEM SEND YOU 500K , YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO WITHDRAW ONLY 49,000, IRRESPECTIVE OF THE BANK YOU ARE USING. EVEN THOUGH ONLY GTBANK, UBA, DIAMOND BANK AND ECOBANK ARE IN IVORYCOAST AND NIGERIA TOGETHER, YOU CAN AS WELL WITHDRAW FROM ANY ATM BE IT SOCIETE GENERALE, SGBCI, NECSBANK, NSCABANQUE, AFRIBANQUE, BANQUE INTERCONTINENTAL AMONG OTHERS
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by NewIdeas: 7:08pm On Jul 02, 2016
Harzontorh:


visit this Nairaland Page on Abidjan: https://www.nairaland.com/3072468/beauty-abidjan-cote-divoire-all

I can assure you Abidjan is the Best OPTION FOR BUSINESS IN W/AFRICA AFTER LAGOS

- THEY HAVE THE BEST IN COSMETICS PRODUCT (VERY CHEAP, AS IN VERY VERY CHEAP) CREAM INDUSTRIES LIKE GANDOUR, BEBE MAN, BELLE DAME , PERFUMERY, AND BODY STUFFS.

- THEN ANKARA. AFRICA CLOTHING AND FASHION ( WOODIN HAVE THEIR HQ IN ABIDJAN), LOTS OF WOMEN FASHION ACCESORIES TOO

- MORESO, FOOD. F*CK IT!! FOOD IS LIKE AIR IN IVORYCOAST. ABIDJAN IS CRAZILY RICH IN FOOD STUFF AND AGRICULTURAL PROCUTS. (3RD BANANA PRODUCE IN AFRICA, NO 1 COCOA BEAN AND COFFEE PRODUCTION IN THE WHOLE WORLD, LEADERS IN VEGETABLE OIL IN THE WORLD, PINEAPPLE AND OTHER FOOD PRODUCE), NESCAFE HQ IS IN ABIDJAN LIKEWISE UNILEVER HAS MAIN BRANCHES THERE TOO

ASK ANYTHING ON ABIDJAN. LIVING , BUSSINESS, SCHOOLING, LIFE AND TOURISM OR GENERAL QUESTION ON THE CITY OR COUNTRY
READ MORE ON WIKIPEDIA. SEARCH ABIDJAN
Thanks for this info.Pls i need more info on accomodation,do the have english school just for my kids.how is the cost of living generally for a common man there.
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Ugosample(m): 8:26pm On Jul 02, 2016
Abidjan is a great city.....

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by popizaino(m): 11:01pm On Jul 02, 2016
Harzontorh:


COOL, YOU REALY KNOW ABOUT ABIDJAN. BUT YOU DIDNT EMPHASIZE ON THE BEACHFULL COASTS. THEY SOO SOO MANY UNLIMITED BEACHES TOO. LOL ONLY FOR ENJOYMENT SHA
sure they have lots of beautiful beaches around but the most common one is the located in bassam.i barely go out to the beach that why don't really now much about it.but talk of their night life it's second to none maybe only SA will rival it as the whole youpougon is filled exclusive night clubs and bars ,marcoury and deux plateau can't also be left out with vibrant night life.the girls aren't left out also has they are gorgeous filled with mixed breed .
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Folafikemi: 7:15am On Jul 03, 2016
Following this thread and with the mind of quitting Lagos and nija at large pls how is it like getting an official job in Abidjan and is dere currency rate higher than nija own?

Secondly how much will it take me. To move my family of three down with cost of accommodation dere pls NL provide me with info abeg

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by suyamasta(m): 7:41pm On Jul 03, 2016
Wow i am learning new things about Ivory Coast
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by NewIdeas: 2:41am On Jul 04, 2016
Folafikemi:
Following this thread and with the mind of quitting Lagos and nija at large pls how is it like getting an official job in Abidjan and is dere currency rate higher than nija own?

Secondly how much will it take me. To move my family of three down with cost of accommodation dere pls NL provide me with info abeg
this is a very important question and am also waiting for response pls.thanks
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Ugosample(m): 10:03pm On Jul 04, 2016
Abidjan is a cool place, but could be hard if you don't have any source if income o. I recommend Abidjan over Accra anytime, as I have lived in both countries.
However, you have to come with the mindset of starting a business, instead of looking for a job.

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by montanaguy(m): 10:41pm On Jul 04, 2016
Ugosample:
Abidjan is a cool place, but could be hard if you don't have any source if income o. I recommend Abidjan over Accra anytime, as I have lived in both countries.
However, you have to come with the mindset of starting a business, instead of looking for a job.

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Ugosample(m): 10:43pm On Jul 04, 2016
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Lol
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by montanaguy(m): 10:44pm On Jul 04, 2016
What is the exchange rate of 46k in cefa? Can the money be sustaining I, my wife and two little kids monthly?
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Perotti: 11:58pm On Jul 04, 2016
Wow, my Abidjan. I spent a couple of my childhood years in that city before the civil war. My folks relocated back to 9ja in 04. I still long to visit Grand-Bassam and the exotic Sococe supermarket in Deux Plateau. Abidjan used to be known as the Paris of Africa esp in the 90s. Mobile phones penetrated that country long before it did in 9ja.

Guys, I am very desirous of working in that city, especially at the African Dev Bank headquarters. So help me God!

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Harzontorh: 5:17am On Jul 05, 2016
montanaguy:
What is the exchange rate of 46k in cefa? Can the money be sustaining I, my wife and two little kids monthly?

The Officiak Exchange rate is currently 2.08
So 46,000 Nigeria Naira = 96,027 CFA Franc.

before it used to be @ d exchange rate of 3.1 now naira has fallen.

So, having almost a 100,00 cfa in a city like abidjan to spend with a family on monthly basis might be quite challenging, depending on your lifestyle. If you are living in a rich neighborhood like (cocody, 2 plateau, Marcory zone 4), then i can tell you half of that money would go for acomodation. but if its a middle-class area or average standard, like (yopougon, treichville, angré, koumassi ) then you will enjoy and even have more saves. so the trick is to get less accommodation budget plan. And cruise the city and start a cool fresh french life. Abidjan is the capital of Hospitality in Africa so you will never lack.
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Harzontorh: 5:32am On Jul 05, 2016
Folafikemi:
Following this thread and with the mind of quitting Lagos and nija at large pls how is it like getting an official job in Abidjan and is dere currency rate higher than nija own?

Secondly how much will it take me. To move my family of three down with cost of accommodation dere pls NL provide me with info abeg

Pleased quit Lagos ASAP i beg and see the hidden treasures w/Africa is boasting of.

To your question: Getting a job in Abidjan precisely is possible, but the problem might be french. French is the official languages in francophone countries (we all know that ) but abidjan is french to the core. so the chances are narrow. The wide range of employment opportunities are in Teaching line (your English would be respected and honoured ), then translation firms, the network providers ( moov, coz, orange, mtn e.t.c).

So to the currency. its half of nigerian Naira and very interesting. you know what 500naira can do in eating, compare to a place where you will get it time 2. 1,000 or 1,500. and eat better food. thats why cars are cheap over there, clothes, shoes and those stuffs. I am you woukd have heard about people buying cars from Francophone cities like cotonou, togo etc . Things are always cheap, especially when you are from Nigeria, you are always rich.

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by montanaguy(m): 7:36am On Jul 05, 2016
Harzontorh:


The Officiak Exchange rate is currently 2.08
So 46,000 Nigeria Naira = 96,027 CFA Franc.

before it used to be @ d exchange rate of 3.1 now naira has fallen.

So, having almost a 100,00 cfa in a city like abidjan to spend with a family on monthly basis might be quite challenging, depending on your lifestyle. If you are living in a rich neighborhood like (cocody, 2 plateau, Marcory zone 4), then i can tell you half of that money would go for acomodation. but if its a middle-class area or average standard, like (yopougon, treichville, angré, koumassi ) then you will enjoy and even have more saves. so the trick is to get less accommodation budget plan. And cruise the city and start a cool fresh french life. Abidjan is the capital of Hospitality in Africa so you will never lack.
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by montanaguy(m): 7:39am On Jul 05, 2016
The middle class areas you just mentioned, how much can I get an affordable accommodation like a room self contain? Whichside of Abidjan are you risiding?
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by good4all40: 7:56am On Jul 05, 2016
You have perfectly mentioned most things l want to mention about the beautiful city of Abidjan. I have heard stories of igbo guys wanting to travel to Europe but when they got to Abidjan they all decided to stay they never knew much about the country until they visited.

I have lived in the country and visited last year too. I will advice anyone to relocate to that country anyday any time when he/she has the money

Sometimes they experience electricity uninterruptedly for three months at stretch. Lots of beaches, good roads, cheap Internet, magnificent night life, geogeous women, superb different foods and seafoods, calmness and tranquility alongside with peace. SUMMARILY, ABIDJAN IS PARADISE OF WEST AFRICA.

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by shysteve(m): 10:47am On Jul 05, 2016
Please i will like to get some information regarding Abidjan.....been following this thread and am really interested in seeing the beauty of this country, i am presently living in Ghana(19 months now) and am thinking of seeing another beautiful african country and maybe stay there after my first visit which am planning on for middle of this month.

Please bee below for my main questions:

What is the cost of getting a single room self contain?
What is the cost of living (food, transport, utilities etc)?
What is their internet service like (my business is internet based)?
How are the people towards foreigners like Nigerian?
Is there a nice language school in Abidjan (i dont mind learning french to keep myself busy when am less busy with work)
What kinda business can one venture into?

I'm thinking of going there by middle of this month for just 2 weeks and see things for myself before my final decision of relocating, but i will really appreciate your prompt response to the above questions.

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