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					A move to Egypt is one that will give you many wonderful things to plan
for your life. Egyptian people are full of energy, very friendly and very
open. The country has a very low crime rate. It doesn't cost a lot of
money to live in Egypt and people looking for employment can generally
get a job. Westerners are happily accepted and acknowledged by Egyptians.
They consider themselves your host and are proud to have you in their
country.You can get a feel for modern life in the Middle East by visiting
Cairo. It has also been the heart of the Islamic world for 1,000 years.
Huge and vibrant, the city is the largest in Africa and the Middle East.
There are approximately 16 to 18 million people living in Cairo. The city
contains a great variety of culture. There are many educated Egyptians
who know English quite well. A broad range of people find Cairo to be a
very practical place to live happy, successful lives. This includes, but
is not limited to, lawyers, administrators, editors, teachers,
consultants, journalists and development workers.There are two ways to
get paid if you live and work in Egypt - local currency or foreign
currency. Those who receive local currency generally get paid much
better. If you arrive in Egypt needing to find a job, you will most
likely receive a job paying local currency. Costs are low in Egypt so
it's not expensive to live there. Rent averages $325 for a large 2-
bedroom apartment and a ride on the subway is only thirteen cents. You
can eat for as little as 25 cents if you eat a bowl of kushari which is a
mix of lentils, pasta and tomato sauce.When you enter the Cairo Airport,
you will automatically receive a one-month tourist visa for a few pounds
of Egyptian money. This can be exchanged for stamps that you can buy at
the currency exchange window before you show your passport. If you need
to stay longer than a month, you must go to the heart of Cairo to the
Mogamma on Tahrir Square. There will be an application to fill out a day
or two before your 30-day visa expires. You will need a photograph and
pay a small fee to the people there who will need a couple of hours to
process your information.As you make your plans to move to Egypt, get
started as soon as possible. It's going to require a lot of work to make
this move abroad. One of the first things to do is decide what you want
to take with you when you move. While this is a tough job, it's important
that you make decisions so you can keep accomplishing things in the
relocating process. Going through one room at a time, decide what you
want to keep and what you can get rid of before moving.When it comes to
deciding what to do with your belongings, you have several options. You
need to take things with you that are important and have sentimental
value. Look into the cost of furniture in Egypt. Many rentals are
furnished so you may not need to move all of your furniture. Another
option is to have a sale and make some money on items that you don't want
to move. You can also give your unwanted items to a local charity or
second hand store.If you don't want to take some items but you don't want
to part with them, you can put them in storage. A storage shed is
relatively cheap and may give you some peace of mind about some items
that you don't want to sell. Last, but not least, you can certainly throw
away items that are broken, outdated or worn out. Don't be afraid to
throw away things, as it's actually quite therapeutic to actually get rid
of things and make real progress in your moving endeavors.You might also
want to consider studying up on Egyptian culture before making your trip
there. Things are very different than Western culture, so it's good to
know what to expect. Unlike some of the other Muslim countries, Egypt is
a little more accepting of others and does not require such strict dress
and head coverings. However, they will not tolerate extreme immodesty.
Read about their food, transportation, housing and education.By taking
the time to prepare and stay organized, you will make the moving process
much easier and less stressful. You can stay ahead of the game by taking
good notes, keeping track of names and numbers, applying early for your
visa and doing your research. The more you do, the easier you will find
your move and transition to your new country of Egypt!

				
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