Lagos - Post Report Question and Answers

What are the particular advantages of living in this city?

Immersion into a rich culture. - Mar 2024

Expats who come here tend to be laid back but adventurous, and I enjoy the community. It's a bustling city and the local culture and energy is interesting. - Aug 2020

You get to live in a rapidly growing city at a historic time and live as a relatively wealthy person, experiencing a lifestyle you may not experience at home. - Jul 2020

It's fascinating. The ability to travel elsewhere, the warm Consulate community, and how affordable it is to live like the very wealthy. - Jun 2019

The differential is great, the work is interesting, the current group of officers is pretty solid, the local staff are wonderful, you can learn to sail/play tennis/etc for much less money than you could elsewhere, and you'll learn to drive in crazy traffic. I think it's a lot better here than most people think. - Mar 2018

There's a little money boost living here as well as an equity boost for those who can take advantage of it. There's some "street cred" back at the home office. - May 2016

Aside from saving money by having absolutely nothing to do, there's nothing good about this city. - Nov 2015

Touring to various parts of the country is available, but most of the sites are not well-maintained. They have diverse cultures in Nigeria as a whole and this contributes to many things to see. You can save money, if you only eat out twice a month, because the cost of living for Diplomats and Expats is high. - Dec 2011

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