Malabo - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

Except for diplomatic events, we did not interact with the expat community. - Apr 2021

Poor, not many things to do small community. - Apr 2021

Expats tend to support each other, so the morale is high, but the jobs here are very demanding and can rob you of personal/family time if you don't have a sustainable work/life balance and good self-maintenance plan. Those of us with diplomatic car plates can avoid the lines of frequent police traffic stops. - Jul 2020

The expat community is relatively small. Most U.S. citizens either work at the embassy or for a U.S. oil company. Morale is good among expats. - Aug 2017

The Embassy community is small but the expat community is quite large due to the presence of oil companies, construction, etc. Morale is a mixed bag. I'd say this isn't the happiest post but also not the worst. - Sep 2014

Word has it that there are around 400-500 Americans working at the oil companies. There are also hundreds of Lebanese, hundreds, if not thousands of Chinese, and a small diplomatic community. - Jun 2012

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