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Posted by lindadebbie70
on 24 Apr 2016
Hi everyone, 

I am interested in moving to Mozambique but I have a few concerns so I'd like information from those who have experienced life in the country.

What are the safety issues? Which city is best to live and work in?

Thanks
Cayley on 25 Apr 2016
Hi Lindadebbie70,

As with almost anywhere expats need to exercise caution when moving to a new place. Petty crime can be an issue, especially in Maputo which is where most expats live. Be careful not to draw too much attention to yourself and avoid walking alone at night.

For more information about common safety concerns read our Safety in Mozambique page.

When it comes to which city to live in it depends on your preferences as well as your field of work. What type of work are you hoping to do in Mozambique?

Cayley
AnnaDanishek on 25 Apr 2016
Maptuo is generally safer than somewhere like nearby Johanessburg but you still have to take lots of precautions. Home invasions, and petty theft are very common. Staying in the suburbs will indeed put a target on your back. Best not to be seen with laptops, or modern phones as that will increase the target. Most short visits are indeed trouble free - but most expats who stay for a few months/years will have been a victim on at least one occasion.
lindadebbie70 on 25 Apr 2016
Thanks alot for the information, am very happy to hear this....am still hope to hear more information...Maputo is possible to find job and living comfortable... ??
Cayley on 28 Apr 2016
Hi Lindadebbie70,

What type of work will you be looking for in Mozambique? In which field are you qualified?

Read our guide for more information on working in Mozambique.

Regards,
Cayley

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