Algiers - Post Report Question and Answers

Knowing what you know now, would you still move to this city?

Yes. I might not go so far as to say Algiers is a "hidden gem" (but maybe?) but I would say that you could do a whole lot worse for a 25% differential post. - Apr 2021

No, I would not. Might be a good post for families with young kids as I imagine you are self-sufficient socially. For young couples and singles not much to do. - Oct 2020

No. - Oct 2020

No. - Sep 2019

Yes - absolutely - Mar 2019

Not if I had any better choices. - Sep 2016

Yes . . . but I would never bid on it by free choice. Given post morale past two years and loss of danger pay I would not recommend anyone to bid Algiers. However, different leadership may lead to different results. - Jun 2016

Definitely not. If you want the "North African experience" you've heard about, go to Morocco. - Mar 2014

NO. - Oct 2013

Perhaps, but it would not be tops on my list. - Dec 2011

Definitely! I loved it there. Very romantic place indeed. - Sep 2008

Yes. - May 2008

No. - Mar 2008

I loved the first year here, but with the threat increasing, and with the attitude of the current internal leadership as it is now, I would not bring my family here again. If the Embassy did even the minimum of what they should be doing to accommodate families, I might recommend it for those with very young children who don't need daily social outlets. - Mar 2008

No, I brought my kid with promises of improving security and a school in the works for 2007. Neither of those materialized. - Feb 2008

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