Niamey - Post Report Question and Answers

What are the particular advantages of living in this city?

You will be able to see firsthand the work that NGOs do overseas and will come away with a new appreciation for the work they do. In general, you will also be able to save money. - Apr 2020

Not sure if there are any advantages. Easy access to camel milk? Not sure. - Jul 2019

You will save a lot of money. - Oct 2017

Not much to do, so we saved money. The beef is shockingly good and cheap. - Oct 2017

It was a non-deployable assignment, so we were very family-centered being together. One's net worth does increase with having few opportunities for typical Western expenditures (gas for road trips or long commute, no drive-thru, no department stores with plentiful inventory, no clothing stores for typical clothes/shoes/jewelry). It was a chance to live "less is more" and surprisingly do it well while saving money for other things. You will lose weight not getting Sonic shakes anymore. I didn't miss being stuck in traffic (except for occasional goat or cow!) or having to scrape a frozen windshield or shovel snow. - Aug 2015

People are very kind, it never gets cold, the country is teaming with a unique culture and can truly be like stepping back in time -- as it is ranked last by the UN's Human Development Index. Driving through the town during the dry season is more like off-roading, and driving during the rainy season is more like fjording a series of small rivers. But his is all actually a lot of fun if you have the right attitude! - Jul 2013

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