Niamey - Post Report Question and Answers

What are the particular advantages of living in this city?

There are none. - Aug 2022

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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