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Which city is more expensive to live? Addis Ababa or Nairobi

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Which city is more expensive to live? Addis Ababa or Nairobi

Postby 1moonlight » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:16 pm

I am going to Africa in January 2012 insha Allah. I want to learn 3 languages Swahili Amharic and Arabic. I only have 3 to 4 years to learn this languages so which city is more expensive to live? Addis Ababa or Nairobi? and which city has better teachers and schools.

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Re: Which city is more expensive to live? Addis Ababa or Nai

Postby accident » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:27 pm

You can go to Kenyan held South Somalia to learn all those languages. You can also learn whatever the Burundians speak. :lol: :up:

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Re: Which city is more expensive to live? Addis Ababa or Nai

Postby BanadirBeauty » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:30 pm

Nairobi nooh.

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Re: Which city is more expensive to live? Addis Ababa or Nai

Postby The_Patriot » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:31 pm

Nairobi is very expensive.

Addis is ok but they are light years away.

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Re: Which city is more expensive to live? Addis Ababa or Nai

Postby Xamud. » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:36 pm

I have been told Addis Ababa is cheaper to live in, Narobi is a very expensive city after african standards.

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Re: Which city is more expensive to live? Addis Ababa or Nai

Postby 1moonlight » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:06 pm

Yes I am going to Addis Ababa insha Allaah. I heard Addis Ababa adduction is very poor is that true? Also which city has cooler climate? Is there a place like Eastleigh ( islii ) in Addis Ababa? Oo Soomaali badan ku nool?

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Re: Which city is more expensive to live? Addis Ababa or Nai

Postby The_Patriot » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:15 pm

1moonlight wrote:Yes I am going to Addis Ababa insha Allaah. I heard Addis Ababa adduction is very poor is that true? Also which city has cooler climate? Is there a place like Eastleigh ( islii ) in Addis Ababa? Oo Soomaali badan ku nool?

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Nairobi has better social ammenities and has cooler weather. if You go to Hurlingam, Westlands, Lavington, upper hill et areas.

Eastleigh ,Komarock and South B is shit area

Boli near the airport.

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Re: Which city is more expensive to live? Addis Ababa or Nai

Postby 1moonlight » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:45 pm

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1moonlight wrote:Yes I am going to Addis Ababa insha Allaah. I heard Addis Ababa adduction is very poor is that true? Also which city has cooler climate? Is there a place like Eastleigh ( islii ) in Addis Ababa? Oo Soomaali badan ku nool?

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Nairobi has better social ammenities and has cooler weather. if You go to Hurlingam, Westlands, Lavington, upper hill et areas.

Eastleigh ,Komarock and South B is shit area

Boli near the airport.


I lived in Nairobi South C for 8 months i didn't get the chance to explore the city but i used to go to Eastleigh almost everyday Eastleigh is very sad place it's very overcrowded and dirty specially when it rains. I am also not a fan of Kenyan police iyo laaluushkooda.

I have never heard of Boli but if it's near Addis Ababa international airport it must be very clean and rich place to live.

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Re: Which city is more expensive to live? Addis Ababa or Nai

Postby The_Patriot » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:49 pm

Boli is somali area in Addis its mostly Somali and Tigrayans.

There is also another place dont know its name.

But generally folks say Addis is shit even though they are heavily investing in porperty and roads.

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Re: Which city is more expensive to live? Addis Ababa or Nai

Postby XimanJaale » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:19 pm

Your coming from a western country, then don't expect golden streets in Africa. Live in whatever area in those cities you mentioned. I suggest you move to Nairobi, specially Eastleigh area. Very cheap rent but high food prices other than get used to dirty Africa, p.s. Do not even go to Adiss Ababa, its like hell hot and smelly :up:

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Re: Which city is more expensive to live? Addis Ababa or Nai

Postby 1moonlight » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:42 pm

XimanJaale wrote:Your coming from a western country, then don't expect golden streets in Africa. Live in whatever area in those cities you mentioned. I suggest you move to Nairobi, specially Eastleigh area. Very cheap rent but high food prices other than get used to dirty Africa, p.s. Do not even go to Adiss Ababa, its like hell hot and smelly :up:


I only came to Europe 5 years ago before that i lived in Somalia. Nairobi specially Eastleigh for me is the worst place to live. I always thought Addis Ababa was very cold because of the Ethiopian Highlands. this lady from Addis Ababa told me in Addis Ababa Somali people are well respected she also said Somali people opened businesses and shops even the Ethiopian PM said Somali people are cool people and they know so much about business and warned against attacks on Somali community in Addis Ababa.

Insha Allaah if I don't like Addis Ababa i will go to Kampala or Nairobi.

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Re: Which city is more expensive to live? Addis Ababa or Nai

Postby UlteriorMotive » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:54 pm

Addis is nice if you are staying in nice area like Bole near the airport. The Somalis mostly live in Bole-Mikael which is like 15mins away by bus. They have a lot of businesses in that area but it is quite modest.

Pros:

- The police are not corrupt like the Kenyans. As far I know they never ask for money and might even arrest you if you try to bribe them.
-Very low levels of crime apart from pick pocketing in busy suuqs. Addis is much safer than Nai-roberry and no violent crime.
- Nice locals. Ethiopians are actually laidback and very nice people who mind their own business.

Cons:

-Lots of begging. Beggars from the moment you leave the airport.
-Lots of poverty
-Police everywhere. Melez is running a police state.

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Re: Which city is more expensive to live? Addis Ababa or Nai

Postby 1moonlight » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:37 pm

UlteriorMotive wrote:Addis is nice if you are staying in nice area like Bole near the airport. The Somalis mostly live in Bole-Mikael which is like 15mins away by bus. They have a lot of businesses in that area but it is quite modest.

Pros:

- The police are not corrupt like the Kenyans. As far I know they never ask for money and might even arrest you if you try to bribe them.
-Very low levels of crime apart from pick pocketing in busy suuqs. Addis is much safer than Nai-roberry and no violent crime.
- Nice locals. Ethiopians are actually laidback and very nice people who mind their own business.

Cons:

-Lots of begging. Beggars from the moment you leave the airport.
-Lots of poverty
-Police everywhere. Melez is running a police state.


Friend Maasha Allaah Thank you for the information I appreciate.

I have heard so much good things about Ethiopian people and Ethiopian police from different people :up:

I am going to Addis Ababa insha Allaah i also like Ethiopian food canjeelo amxaari iyo qudaar is much better and healthier than ugaali so yes I will give Addis Ababa a try.

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Re: Which city is more expensive to live? Addis Ababa or Nai

Postby The_Patriot » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:44 pm

:lol: at canjero xabashi iyo tera sega being more healthier than Ugaali :lol:

dude Ugali iyo caleen iyo kaluuun :up: 8-)

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Re: Which city is more expensive to live? Addis Ababa or Nai

Postby UlteriorMotive » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:47 pm

The amount of times I have been to Kenya and I never tried ugali/fufu or none of that.

Soon as I went to Addis for the first time in my life I was eating all kinds of injera and firfir.

Btw Patriot are you in Kenya now?
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