Ouagadougou - Post Report Question and Answers

What are the particular advantages of living in this city?

Friendly people. Good local artwork. Cheap local seasonal produce. Good music scene. Cheap, good Thai massages - Jun 2020

None. - Jul 2019

None. - Jul 2019

see above (highlights). - Dec 2017

It's been said elsewhere (in nearly every post report), but the Burkinabe people are some of the warmest, hospitable people you will ever meet. Many countries are divided very clearly along ethnic, linguistic or religious lines, and all those lines certainly exist in Burkina Faso. (More than 70 languages spoken, and large numbers of both Muslims and Christians.) But the vast majority identify as Burkinabe first, which creates a degree of national cohesion that's a wonderful thing. Otherwise, you can definitely save money here, quite possibly lots of it. If you like hot weather, this is the place for you. - May 2016

Ouagadougou is a very safe city with little crime to speak of, and Burkinabe are warm and welcoming. People who enjoy African culture and take the time to seek out festivals and exhibitions will have lots of opportunities to enjoy music, dance, art & theater. If you can stick to foods that are found locally and vegetables/fruits that are in season, your grocery bills are really low! - Aug 2015

Burkina Faso is a great place to live - friendly, safe, easy to navigate. Ouaga is a growing town with an improving restaurant scene and more and more things to do. - Jun 2015

It never is cold, unless you've lived here a long time and then you've climatized and think the 80s F are chilly. Plenty of family time. Save money for trips out of Burkina! - Jan 2015

Basic food items are very cheap. You can save a lot of money by using local products. The people really make this country special. They are some of the nicest people I have met in the world. You can do a lot of touring in the countryside and visit villages with artisans and shea butter factories. - Jul 2013

You can only spend so much money on African crafts/trinkets. The rest of the time, you'll save plenty of money - as long as you don't travel outside the country. - Jul 2013

The local people are wonderfully pleasant and friendly. They are not as aggressive as some from other countries in the region. - Apr 2013

Burkina Faso doesn't have much to offer in terms of tourism, but the people are great. You can save money as long as you don't leave the country very often (our biggest cost so far). - Nov 2012

You can save money and see the Sahel as well as a number of animal parks. - Aug 2010

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