N'djamena - Post Report Question and Answers

What is your housing like? What are typical housing sizes, locations, and commute times for expatriates?

Single level houses that are pretty decently sized. Not many in the pool that are more than 3 bedroom. Not all houses have a yard, or a pool. The construction is not fantastic, and after 2 years, most houses need a few repairs. Leaks are fairly common during the raining season (June-September), and cracks in the walls will develop over time. - Aug 2020


Mostly individual houses. Typical commute is about 10 minutes. Traffic is disorganized with little recognition of rules of right-of-way. However, it is usually light enough that you can get where you are going with a minimum of annoyance. Fender-benders are common. - Apr 2014


Poor-quality construction, poorly maintained, and in need some serious electrical work. Personally I think this is the worst housing I have ever seen in the Foreign Service, but others at post tell me they've seen worse. It's relative I guess. - Nov 2006


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