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Cost of living in Addis Abeba

 
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boogiet



Joined: 10 Oct 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:09 pm    Post subject: Cost of living in Addis Abeba Reply with quote

Hi all,
I've been quoted a monthly salary of 3000 birr with either shared accom or housing allowance.
Does that sound like I would be able to save anything? Or might that be enough to keep afloat? OR, would I be basically volunteering and have to supplement with savings?
Can you give me a rough idea of monthly cost-of-living for eating out except for breakfast, and drinking out maybe 2x a week?
Thanks for your expertise,
BT
Oh yeah! Does anyone know about the Gibson Youth Academy? It looks interesting though I don't have alot of info to go on... any input?
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ritzkiss



Joined: 08 May 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

3000 birr is doable but you have to somewhat conscious of money but not overly so. Meals you can go from 5-50 birr, draft beer 5 birr. Living in Addis is cheap.

Gibson is the largest private academy for Ethiopians and is run by an American woman who married an Ethiopian here. Heard alot of good and a little bad. So, as with most jobs, it really depends. When I was looking into them they responded quickly to email so it's worth asking them any questions.
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Ernie Cuba



Joined: 09 Jan 2008
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Location: Amsterdam

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I worked at GYA, it's okay. The best thing to do is fly out there and put your CV about and choose for yourself. A lot of people work for GYA because it seems to be the only school that actively recruits on the internet, have the confidence to know you'll get a job when you're there.

And learn how to spell city before you arrive.
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