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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:59 am    Post subject: HOUSING IN BURKINA FASO / BURKINA FASO HOUSING GUIDE Reply with quote


Housing exists at all prices and levels. You can rent a small room for the equivalent of about US$ 6 a month or a luxury mansion for US$ 30000 a month.

Unfortunately, houses that meet the needs of the average expat family are very much in demand and rents are relatively high.

A thing to note is that the kitchens in Burkinabé houses are very bad. In general, they are tiny and miserably uncomfortable, even in huge mansions. This is because the designers assume that only servants will be using it. So, if you really love cooking, plan on doing major renovations in the kitchen. Most landlords will let you do these kind of improvements, but will not reimburse you for them.

You can, of course, live much more modestly, but if you want running water, electricity and tile floors rather than bare cement, prices are pretty high. There are lots of NGOs, the World Bank, the European Union, etc., all of them competing for housing for their personnel and this has driven up the prices steadily.
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