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Moving to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia? Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia and has the status of both a city and a state. It is where the African Union and its predecessor the OAU are based.

Planning to move to a new country, especially to a country like Ethiopia, is not easy due to the lack of information on many subjects of interest to expatriates. Finding a suitable home in Ethiopia is not easy unless you work with a network of real estate agents. According to The Welcome to Addis Guide, viewing 20 or 60 houses is not unusual when looking for a home in Addis Ababa.

House hunting is difficult for expats mainly due to the fact that most “house agents”, locally known as “delalas”, are unprofessional and are not even licensed. The delalas are known for being pushy and always insisting on showing you every property in their portfolio without any consideration to your requirements. Much to your disappointment, the delalas often take you to houses which are no longer on the market since they don’t even bother to check the status of the houses before making the trip. Many expats contact several delalas one after the other only to get even more frustrated since there is strong chance that they are taken to see, over and over again, the same houses they have already seen disliked. So, choose an agent from Housing Agent.

The Expat Life: Expats should take care during conversation to maintain a reasonable distance, not to make prolonged eye contact, and to keep hands out of pockets. The expatriate dress code is typical conservative, usually comprising a suit and tie for men, while women should wear long, dark, loose-fitting dresses and conservative shoes and use minimal perfume and makeup. As a significant proportion of the population is Muslim, the cultural sensitivity to the role of women in Islamic culture is advisable. The safety risk for expatriates in Ethiopia is medium, but high for the majority of the border areas. Risks include terrorism and tensions mainly along the borders, as well as low levels of serious and violent crime throughout Ethiopia.

So, to put more emphasis on using a local real estate agent or relocation adviser in Addis Ababa, your search for a local real estate agent that might even speak your language starts here on All listed agents and agencies have passed our high-quality criteria. does not allow poor quality real estate agents or agencies on its website. For renting or buying property in Addis Ababa, make sure you have a local real estate professional at your side.