Moving to Egypt
Are you thinking of moving to Egypt? This is not an obvious destination for expats and anyone considering moving to Egypt should pay special attention to the political situation. Most expats working in Egypt tend to work as teachers, volunteers, writers and NGO workers.
Most expats tend to live in Cairo and woman used to living in a Western culture should be prepared for the strains of living in Egypt’s patriarchal culture, although this will have less impact than many other Islamic countries.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Egypt
Most expats moving to Egypt will tend to work in Cairo and often the employment package will include accommodation as part of the agreed salary. Most expats tent to live in dedicated expat areas, although the standard of accommodation in Egypt may not be what expats are used to in their home country.
Most expats tend to rent a property and it is important that before proceeding, there is a proper written contract and not just a verbal agreement. It would be wise to ensure that all contracts are drawn up in English rather than Arabic.
The following site has a selection of properties available: http://www.nileestate.com/
Schools if moving to Egypt
The majority of expats will choose an international school, especially if they only plan to stay in Egypt for a few years. This option eliminates any concerns surrounding the language barrier.
The following site will help you find a suitable international school: http://www.isvillage.com/schools/africa/egypt/
Local Information if moving to Egypt
When you first move to a new city finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: http://www.expatarrivals.com
Travel if moving to Egypt
Driving in Egypt can be challenging and for this reason many employers provide expats with a driver. The public transport system is extensive and easily affordable. Buses and trains run on all main routes between Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Ismailia, Sharm el-Sheikh, St Katherine’s Monastery, Suez and Luxor. Expats should not have any difficulty in travelling across the country.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Egypt
The official currency in Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (EGP). It is commonly abbreviated LE which stands for livre egyptienne and is divided up into 100 piastre or qirsh.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm.
Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. https://www.whiteandcompany.co.uk/foreign-exchange/
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