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Morale among expats:

Depends on the person and also on the circumstances. Generally high, after you get past the initial culture shock. Getting away on a vacation is essential 2-3 times per year, I would say. - Jul 26, 2013
Morale varies widely depending on individual situations. If you value big houses and short commutes, and if you are perfectly happy hanging out at home or going to the pool or the beach, you will likely be happy here. If you are looking for a lively city with things to do, this will likely be a challenging post for you. Also, as at any small post, morale changes significantly depending on who is here at any given time. - May 21, 2013
That 100% depends on the person. If you are here with family, and if you are content to stay home with them, you will be fine. If you like the kind of things that Benin has to offer -- sports, water, sun, and a French-speaking expat scene, then you also will be fine here. If neither of the above scenarios fits your personality or skill set, you're not likely to be happy in Benin (although some have done it). Whoever you are, I think it is critical to travel out of country to recharge at least 2-3 times per year. - Mar 2, 2013
Good. - Dec 29, 2011