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Is this a good city for single people? For couples? For families? Why or why not?

(It Depends). It really depends on what you are looking for. There is a night life here of sorts. The expat community tends to be young, albeit small. There are a good number of young and educated Eritreans. However, Eritrea as a whole is more conservative.

It is a good place for couples, because at the end of the day you have each other. My wife and I did a lot of entertaining that I probably would not have done if I were there single. People with families also tend to do well. The problem is that if you are someone who has to be out, has to be at restaurants, or some other ritzy type of lifestyle, it is going to be difficult. My wife and I both come from the Southern USA, so we are use to "creating our own fun". So if you can just enjoy great people, some food and conversation at someone's house...then you will do well. - Dec 23, 2016


It is an acceptable place for anyone who does not need a lot of outside things to do, because the opportunities are limited. I believe that because of the nature of the international. school, families with children beyond the early years of elementary school may not wish to come. - Aug 8, 2007