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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Harzontorh: 11:39am On Jul 05, 2016
good4all40:
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.

WOW I'M REALY HAPPY TO SEE SOMEONE THAT REALY KNOW THE REAL TRUE ABOUT THAT COUNTRY. The Problem is you can never visit Abidjan and Never fall in love. I swear! You'all woild fall in love. ABIDJAN IS THE PARADISE OF AFRICA FOR REAL!

Some Pictures:

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Harzontorh: 1:07pm On Jul 05, 2016
shysteve:
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.

1. Cost of single room self-contained is around 20,000 cfa to 50,000 cfa / month at average areas. And 50,000 cfa above in Rich neighborhood per month.

Visit : http://m.leportail.ci/colocation/
www.afribaba.ci/abidjan

2. Cost of living is cheap. Food is the cheapest. A standard meal of ivoirian 'tchep' plate is 600 cfa (250 naira). including drink. but expensive meals at big places are still below 1000 naira to 1500. you can buy Atiéké (the ivoirian dish everybody must eat) at as low as 200cfa thats not up to 100naira. Ivorycoast is the 2nd largest producer of Fish in Africa after Morocco.

visit. www.food.ci
www.instagram.com/afrofoodie
www.ivorycoastfood.com

Transport is cheap. they have different transportation system. Taxi (orange coloured genreal taxi) and other colours depending on the region. Bus sotra (mon bus) you can get any where with sotra bus with 200cfa/60 naira. anywhere! just look for the number of the commune you're going to (you will know the numbers of each commune when you get to Abidjan.

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by good4all40: 2:41pm On Jul 05, 2016
I will be visiting soon too maybe by September by God's grace. I have a friend who lives at Adjame he is from Osun State you will be surprised that 70% of Nigerians living in Abidjan are from Osun State, ranging from Ejigbo the highest Nigerians so far to IWO, EDE, IRAGBERI, OGBOMOSO, OYO, ILORIN few EDO, DELTANS IGBOS and very few Hausas from Nigeria but they are countless Hausas from other countries like Niger, Ghana, Gambia etc. The last time I visited l met with our Ambassador Mrs. IFEOMA AKABOGU she is a very welcoming and friendly ambassador. With 250,000 Naira you are good to go Atleast for a starter if you are planning migration depending on the area you will stay and the kind of business you will love to venture in. You can pm me or the brother above pertaining to business and cost of accommodation of your preferred areas.

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Harzontorh: 12:02am On Jul 06, 2016
More Pictures of Abidjan for those Who Dont Know or who are still learning more about our marvelous city, Abidjan, The Manhattan of Africa.

1. THE SUBLIMINAL VIEW OF PLATEAU CENTRAL DISTRICTS (WHERE THE MAIN COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES ARE GOING ON)

2. THE CFA (FCFA FRANC) FRANCOPHONE CURRENCY.

3. ABIDJAN BY NIGHT (COCODY, DEUX-PLATEAU AREA)

4. FÉLIX HEUPHAUX-BOIGNY STADIUM (PLATEAU )

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Harzontorh: 12:15am On Jul 06, 2016
good4all40:
I will be visiting soon too maybe by September by God's grace. I have a friend who lives at Adjame he is from Osun State you will be surprised that 70% of Nigerians living in Abidjan are from Osun State, ranging from Ejigbo the highest Nigerians so far to IWO, EDE, IRAGBERI, OGBOMOSO, OYO, ILORIN few EDO, DELTANS IGBOS and very few Hausas from Nigeria but they are countless Hausas from other countries like Niger, Ghana, Gambia etc. The last time I visited l met with our Ambassador Mrs. IFEOMA AKABOGU she is a very welcoming and friendly ambassador. With 250,000 Naira you are good to go Atleast for a starter if you are planning migration depending on the area you will stay and the kind of business you will love to venture in. You can pm me or the brother above pertaining to business and cost of accommodation of your preferred areas.

Yes. Even Ejigbo People are 80% of Nigerians in Ivorycoast. I am also an Ivoirian from a Nigerian Mother who comes from Ejigbo, Osun State. There is Large Number of Ejigbo people in Treichville, Adjame and Other places. They are now even part of the Government at Basis level. There are even several bordeless Luxurious Buses that take passengers every week (sundays) from Ejigbo, Osun State to W/African countries. They have tge strongest relation with Ivorycoast. They even claim to be Ivoirians. The first set migrated in the late 19th century.Now we are in 21st century.

Igbo People on the other side overtake the Nigerian Bussiness Diaspora in Cote D’Ivoire.

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by montanaguy(m): 5:56am On Jul 06, 2016
Harzontorh:


Yes. Even Ejigbo People are 80% of Nigerians in Ivorycoast. I am also an Ivoirian from a Nigerian Mother who comes from Ejigbo, Osun State. There is Large Number of Ejigbo people in Treichville, Adjame and Other places. They are now even part of the Government at Basis level. There are even several bordeless Luxurious Buses that take passengers every week (sundays) from Ejigbo, Osun State to W/African countries. They have tge strongest relation with Ivorycoast. They even claim to be Ivoirians. The first set migrated in the late 19th century.Now we are in 21st century.

Igbo People on the other side overtake the Nigerian Bussiness Diaspora in Cote D’Ivoire.

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by montanaguy(m): 5:59am On Jul 06, 2016
How is house rent paid over tthere for someone moving in for the first time? Do they pay 1yr or 2yrs advance rent just like what is obtainable in Nigeria?
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by montanaguy(m): 6:05am On Jul 06, 2016
Harzontorh:


1. Cost of single room self-contained is around 20,000 cfa to 50,000 cfa / month at average areas. And 50,000 cfa above in Rich neighborhood per month.

Visit : http://m.leportail.ci/colocation/
www.afribaba.ci/abidjan

2. Cost of living is cheap. Food is the cheapest. A standard meal of ivoirian 'tchep' plate is 600 cfa (250 naira). including drink. but expensive meals at big places are still below 1000 naira to 1500. you can buy Atiéké (the ivoirian dish everybody must eat) at as low as 200cfa thats not up to 100naira. Ivorycoast is the 2nd largest producer of Fish in Africa after Morocco.

visit. www.food.ci
www.instagram.com/afrofoodie
www.ivorycoastfood.com

Transport is cheap. they have different transportation system. Taxi (orange coloured genreal taxi) and other colours depending on the region. Bus sotra (mon bus) you can get any where with sotra bus with 200cfa/60 naira. anywhere! just look for the number of the commune you're going to (you will know the numbers of each commune when you get to Abidjan.

Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by montanaguy(m): 6:07am On Jul 06, 2016
How do they pay initial rent for someome moving in for the first time? Do they pay 1yr or 2yrs rent like we do in Nigeria?
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by PAO429: 7:18am On Jul 06, 2016
i heard u ll pay d first 6month den from d 7th u start paying per month ....can somone confirm this
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by obalukan: 1:00am On Jul 07, 2016
Thank you all for the contribution so far. About the child education, is there good English school in Abidjan and the cost?
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Catastrophe1: 11:12am On Jul 07, 2016
interesting thread.

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by shysteve(m): 9:04am On Jul 08, 2016
Nairalanders/Nairalandies please am ready to hit the air on the 18th to Abidjan for a weeks tour,so far the cheapest airline i have come across is Egypt Air which almost like a No No due to their recent Bleep ups(plane crash news is the beginning of fear).

Does anyone have an idea a cheap airline i can fly with and also a budget hotel.

N.B: i'm flying from Accra.
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Nobody: 11:59am On Jul 08, 2016
@shysteve,pls how much is the ticket fare in Egyptian airline to Abidjan
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Ugosample(m): 12:07pm On Jul 08, 2016
shysteve:
Nairalanders/Nairalandies please am ready to hit the air on the 18th to Abidjan for a weeks tour,so far the cheapest airline i have come across is Egypt Air which almost like a No No due to their recent Bleep ups(plane crash news is the beginning of fear).

Does anyone have an idea a cheap airline i can fly with and also a budget hotel.

N.B: i'm flying from Accra.


Air Cote D Ivoire
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by shysteve(m): 2:10pm On Jul 08, 2016
heaven4me:
@shysteve,pls how much is the ticket fare in Egyptian airline to Abidjan



@heaven4me......the departure date will determine the price, am getting some new info that Ghana is even close to Cote D Ivoire so am thinking of taking the adventure of road transport(8 long hrs though)
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by shysteve(m): 2:22pm On Jul 08, 2016
Ugosample:



Air Cote D Ivoire

Chai...bros i just called their office here in Accra and their price is also on the high side o(1,900 GHS which is about 161,500 naira)

am seriously considering taking the road adventure there (at least i will save cost and maybe catch some road fun)
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Ugosample(m): 2:25pm On Jul 08, 2016
shysteve:


Chai...bros i just called their office here in Accra and their price is also on the high side o(1,900 GHS which is about 161,500 naira)

am seriously considering taking the road adventure there (at least i will save cost and maybe catch some road fun)

OK then...
You can use the road.
Use STC. 19000 CFA one way.

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Nobody: 4:22pm On Jul 08, 2016
@ugosample,pks where can one get the STC bus?
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by shysteve(m): 4:26pm On Jul 08, 2016
heaven4me:
@ugosample,pks where can one get the STC bus?

I just called their customer service, they are located around Kwame Nkrumah Circle and the lady i spoke with said the cost to Abidjan is 70GHS and 9000 CFA.

She also said its advisable to book 2 or 3 days ahead of departure.
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Ugosample(m): 4:42pm On Jul 08, 2016
shysteve:


I just called their customer service, they are located around Kwame Nkrumah Circle and the lady i spoke with said the cost to Abidjan is 70GHS and 9000 CFA.

She also said its advisable to book 2 or 3 days ahead of departure.


She is right....
Book on time
And enjoy the experience......

I may be flying in too myself soon.
The magnet in that city keeps pulling me back grin

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Nobody: 7:57pm On Jul 08, 2016
@ugosample,where are u based now?
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Nobody: 7:58pm On Jul 08, 2016
@shysteve,can u help with the address or contact through which one can reach them,thanks
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by shysteve(m): 8:38pm On Jul 08, 2016
heaven4me:
@shysteve,can u help with the address or contact through which one can reach them,thanks


Phone #: 030 222 1414

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Folafikemi: 8:36am On Jul 09, 2016
Harzontorh:


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.


Ok bro i really appreciate this insightful expose. With ur analysis it appears u resides dere or have been visiting dere lately.
Pls i am a customer service provider (telecommunications) hope i can get a job dere in this line. Pls
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Nobody: 11:20am On Jul 09, 2016
@ugosample,pls I'd like to know how one could live legally there without harassment. Do one obtain a permit or something? If yes,how much would that cost,thanks.
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Harzontorh: 7:33pm On Jul 09, 2016
Folafikemi:



Ok bro i really appreciate this insightful expose. With ur analysis it appears u resides dere or have been visiting dere lately.
Pls i am a customer service provider (telecommunications) hope i can get a job dere in this line. Pls

Yeah i am a Nigerian-Ivoirian. Born in Côted’Ivoire, living in abidjan and other states since day 1, holidays in 9ja. Mother from Nigeria. Am an African traveler, So i know very well about both countries. My great article on my travel story through west africa is still under construction.

So back to your question, since Ivorycoast is a french-speaking country, the chances of you getting a job in that field is low if you dont have any certificate in french. so i advice you to enroll your self into a good french class when you get to Abidjan and go for DELF exam. ( Diplome etude en langue française ) or you should do A Level Bac in french at alliance français.

You can still get a job, if the company olis desperate in employment and recruitment or probably with luck.

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Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Harzontorh: 7:45pm On Jul 09, 2016
obalukan:
Thank you all for the contribution so far. About the child education, is there good English school in Abidjan and the cost?

For sure there are so many International English schools. and the fees are lesser compare to Nigeria. English schools in Abidjan are established by Nigerian communities and Ghanaians in Ivorycoast, they are very standard and good. but the english school in regions like san pedro, daloa and bouaké (places outside abidjan) are not as standard as the ones in Abidjan.
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Harzontorh: 7:52pm On Jul 09, 2016
montanaguy:
How do they pay initial rent for someome moving in for the first time? Do they pay 1yr or 2yrs rent like we do in Nigeria?

it depends. if you're going for a "residence". a studio in a residence is paid with no advanced payment. example is: You rent for 2 months and pay for the 2 months. and thats all. only just small money for other stuffs like electricity (which some dont collect). the house is readily furnitured and ready to stay in.

While place like 'colocation' of which you are the one to buy the house acessories, then there might be advance payment. like paying some months in advance. I have never heard anyone paying 1 year advance .. unless if you willingly do that your self.
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by Ugosample(m): 8:26pm On Jul 09, 2016
Harzontorh:


Yeah i am a Nigerian-Ivoirian. Born in Côted’Ivoire, living in abidjan and other states since day 1, holidays in 9ja. Mother from Nigeria. Am an African traveler, So i know very well about both countries. My great article on my travel story through west africa is still under construction.

So back to your question, since Ivorycoast is a french-speaking country, the chances of you getting a job in that field is low if you dont have any certificate in french. so i advice you to enroll your self into a good french class when you get to Abidjan and go for DELF exam. ( Diplome etude en langue française ) or you should do A Level Bac in french at alliance français.

You can still get a job, if the company olis desperate in employment and recruitment or probably with luck.


Salut Mon Frère

Tu es alle au Burkina avant?
ou Mali?

Ça me rend très heureux que tu donnes conseiller ici...
C'est très bien.. Je voudrais demander quelque chose..

Finalement, j'aime bien Abidjan.
Re: Any Nairalander In Abidjan? by shysteve(m): 9:40pm On Jul 09, 2016
Harzontorh:


Yeah i am a Nigerian-Ivoirian. Born in Côted’Ivoire, living in abidjan and other states since day 1, holidays in 9ja. Mother from Nigeria. Am an African traveler, So i know very well about both countries. My great article on my travel story through west africa is still under construction.

So back to your question, since Ivorycoast is a french-speaking country, the chances of you getting a job in that field is low if you dont have any certificate in french. so i advice you to enroll your self into a good french class when you get to Abidjan and go for DELF exam. ( Diplome etude en langue française ) or you should do A Level Bac in french at alliance français.

You can still get a job, if the company olis desperate in employment and recruitment or probably with luck.


Very insightful.....can you recommend a good french school,will be going there soon to see things for myself before making up my mind if i should relocate finally or stay back in accra.

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