Ouagadougou - Post Report Question and Answers

Can you save money?

It's hard not to, unless you are routinely flying out on your own dime. Even trips to Accra (a one-hour flight) will put you back US$500/ticket. - May 2016

Definitely. - Aug 2015

Yes, if you don't travel much and are earning an expat salary, it's easy to save money here. - Jun 2015

We save money but then burn through it on our R&R or other vacations! - Jan 2015

Yes. - Jul 2013

Some, but it is expensive to shop at the exported foods stores. - Apr 2013

Yes, very possible. We save more here than in D.C., but if you travel outside the country anywhere, that will deplete your savings. It costs nearly as much to fly to Accra as it does to Paris, and if you have plans to go to East Africa on safari, save up in advance. - Nov 2012

Yes. - Aug 2010

Yes - if you don't want to travel outside Ouaga. Air fare is prohibitively expensive and any road trip is at least a 6 hour drive. - Jul 2008

Not if you're a family living on one salary. - Jun 2008

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