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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