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Angola/Africa (Sub-Sahara)

Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by spanboy, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. spanboy

    spanboy Occasional commenter

    Hi - it seems salaries can be surprisingly quite high in Angola and some other African countries, but what are the other considerations to take into account - e.g. how is medical cover, safety, cost of living etc, with a particular view to Angola? Are there reasons why the salaries are generally high there? Just thinking ahead if it would be a good way to save a lot, quickly? TIA.
     
  2. dumbbells66

    dumbbells66 Lead commenter

    It was one of the worlds most expensive cities to live in, but this was because of the rent values.....which you wont pay. Its oil rich, and while somethings are expensive, my monthly outgoings for a single male are about $200-$300. You will comfortably save a LOT, because the school pretty much provides everything.

    Safety is relative. I fell perfectly fine there. You get free worldwide medical cover, and the local stuff is fine for basics, trust me i have seen worse. Anything emergancy wise you are sent to South Africa.
     
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  3. makhnovite

    makhnovite Occasional commenter

    'this was because of the rent values.....which you wont pay.'

    Why is that dumbells? School accommodation?
     
  4. dumbbells66

    dumbbells66 Lead commenter

    accommodation, water, electricity, cable tv from south africa, and internet all free. they also provide free 24 hour transportation
     
  5. SPC2

    SPC2 Occasional commenter

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  6. SPC2

    SPC2 Occasional commenter

    Attracted by all that myself! Know a couple of people in my current location in oil and gas who've worked there and heard some interesting stories.
     
  7. dumbbells66

    dumbbells66 Lead commenter

    oh its interesting....its not a place for everyone, and i wouldnt recommend it to someone new to international life. the school is awesome, but the country can be difficult sometimes. there is absolutely nothing you cant get here, but sometimes things dont work as they should, but this is Africa after all
     
  8. SPC2

    SPC2 Occasional commenter

    Unfortunately he stopped updating it a couple of years ago, but I used to greatly enjoy a blog by a guy trying to set up 'Fat Hippo's', a holiday resort there aimed at people in the oil industry http://hippo-on-the-lawn.blogspot.sg/ His Angolan travails made interesting reading and he can't half write.
     
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  9. makhnovite

    makhnovite Occasional commenter

    All 10 Supersports Channels?
     
  10. dumbbells66

    dumbbells66 Lead commenter

    I think we have 8.... i only watch the rugby one. I cant stand football
     
  11. dumbbells66

    dumbbells66 Lead commenter

    The school also feeds me twice a day. I forgot to add that earlier.
     
  12. spanboy

    spanboy Occasional commenter

    @dumbells66 - sent you a pm/conversation
     
  13. makhnovite

    makhnovite Occasional commenter

    'The school also feeds me twice a day'.

    Yeah, but when do they let you out for exercise, and is parole an option for long term offenders like yourself!:p
     
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