Is this a good city for single people? For couples? For families? Why or why not?
Maybe for singles, previous officers have met significant others in the expat/NGO community. For couples without kids, rough. There are no places or parks to walk, no great restaurants, no cultural institutions, not a lot to do. Good for families with young kids. Safe and help is cheap. - May 2018
Single, yes, NGO folks work hard/play hard, you'll meet someone. Couples...not so much, especially if you are used to urban centers and functional infrastructure or well, logic, this culture is not logical. Families are happy and getting happier as far as I can tell. high school kids would be miserable here though, no freedom with the security restrictions and only online schooling available. Those with under 12 kids are probably the happiest as long as your kids are healthy and don't need special medical services. - Sep 2017
It's great for anyone except families with highschool age children unless you want to use a boarding school. AISF only goes through grade 8. The social life is active and there are some places to listen to music at night and go dancing. Some good restaraunts too, well maybe not always "good", but fine. - Sep 2014
This is a hard one; this is not an easy post. Those who do best are the "glass half-full" people. Families who have done well enjoy the beach, spending time together, eating the occasional meal out and visiting with friends. Couples tend to do the same, and some have been more adventurous and gone out of town to see the country. Singles find the dating scene sparse but go out together and find other expats to hang with. There are no real parks to take the kids to and no yards for kids to play in, so you have to plan some things. - Jun 2014
I wouldn't suggest it for the faint of heart. If you don't like camping "boy scout" style, don't come here. For children, plan on a tutor or online learning modules. For singles - one word - AIDS. For couples, prostitution is cheap so watch out for the wayward spouse. - Aug 2013
Post is better for families and couples as there little for a single to do. - Sep 2010