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What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

There is a large expat community and I have found it very welcoming and supportive. - Jan 3, 2018
The expat community in Cairo is huge. Cairo is a major international city and there are dozens of embassies, international organizations, etc. that use Cairo as a hub for their regional activities. Morale tends to be mixed, though most people seem to be happy. Cairo has a way of grinding you down over time. Most people arrive happy and then cannot wait to leave by the end of their tour. - Sep 9, 2017
There's a large expat community that spans the socio-economic spectrum. Morale is mixed and significantly impacted by the changing security situation. - May 25, 2017
Not huge but very active. Generally good morale. Most like living here. - May 16, 2017
Variable. Some people loved the adventure and the chance to know people from all over the world, and others complained about the dirt and the instability and the traffic. - Jan 30, 2016
There are a lot of expats in Zamalek and in Maadi near the school (CAC). Not as many as before as many international companies have left Egypt. - Jan 29, 2016
It's pretty large. The morale seems to be good though people are often happy to go on vacation. - Oct 8, 2014
There are a lot of expats from various countries here. The morale is low due to terrorism and lack of funds for the local government. The electricity is cut multiple times a day for 1-3+ hours each time lately. That is terribly frustrating and annoying. - Aug 19, 2014
Big community, morale varies. This is a tough place in recent years. - Aug 19, 2014
The size of the expat community is shrinking in my sphere because of the USG security stance and reduction plan. Plenty of expats with UN agencies, many women from all over Europe and the US married to Egyptian men. expats are active, mostly in downtown/Zamalek. The morale is simply characterized by uncertainty, since history has shown that we are unable to predict much about Egypt. So you never know what will happen next. - May 28, 2014
Getting smaller, and abysmal. - Apr 2, 2014
Large but diminishing; morale at the Embassy is very poor. - Mar 27, 2014
Pretty large. This can cause it to be a less cohesive community. - Jul 23, 2013
Huge -- by far the largest I have seen. You lose a bit of your sense of comeradery in a post this big because the American community breaks into subclans. - Jul 17, 2013
Shrinking rapidly. - Jun 16, 2013
Huge. From diplomats to oil to education (there are many Americans and Europeans here studying Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies). - Jun 7, 2013
Pretty big, but shrinking. There are many expat clubs such as the ACE club and the British Club. There are also several expat organizations that either run (Hash House Harriers), bike, or scuba dive. Most of expat community is in Maadi. - May 22, 2013
Large for most posts, but isolated and getting smaller every day as people leave. - May 12, 2013
Very large. Don't know numbers. - May 12, 2013
The expat community in Cairo is very very large. Beyond the USG community (which is huge), there are substantial communities from the other embassies, a huge US military/contractor community, and a huge oil community. In addition, there are faculty at CAC and the American University in Cairo, along with other donor groups. - Feb 1, 2013
Not as large as before the revolution, but there are still a fair number of expats here. - Feb 14, 2013
Large, but shrinking because of the political unrest. - Mar 31, 2013
Dwindling. - Mar 26, 2013
Small. - Feb 13, 2013
Getting smaller by the day. - Jan 18, 2013
Huge! - Nov 27, 2012
HUGE! - Sep 20, 2011
Fairly large - Aug 4, 2011
Huge and of all nationalities. - Jul 19, 2011
Very large. American, British, Canadian, German, Polish, Italian, Korean. Their are lots of different types. Each will have their own amenities clubs, shows etc. - Jun 5, 2011
Large expat community. Most expats either work for oil companies, the embassies, or the U.S. military. - Sep 22, 2010
HUGE! - Jun 26, 2010
Huge! - Dec 2, 2009