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If you’re thinking of moving to Mali, you’ll need to plan well but you’ll love life there. Located in West Africa, Mali offers you to live a pleasant expat experience with sun all year round. Settling here, expatriates enjoy a rich history and wonderful landscapes, with strong traditions as well as a really friendly population.

The expat community in Mali is expanding. NGO and the UN offer job opportunities: mastering French will be a must to work in the local economy.

Relocation services in Mali

For the past few years we have consistently relocated corporate executives to live in Mali and their families to, and within, Mali. We are responsive and professional, and always operate with care and sensitivity towards our client’s needs.

Whether you’re moving for work or to experience a new pace of life, a rising number of foreign nationals are considering Mali for their new home.

Home Search in Mali

Searching for a new property in Mali can be stressful, time-consuming and very frustrating, often requiring that you view numerous properties that don’t meet your requirements. Helpxpat will save your time by assuring all properties closely suit your needs and reporting back to you with an itinerary. Our consultants in Mali have considerable market knowledge and negotiation skills.

It is not easy to find somewhere to live in the city without some insider knowledge. You need to make sure that you choose somewhere with all the facilities which you require (running water, electricity, and a security system), in a relatively safe area. Daoudabougou, Djicoroni and Badalabougou are fairly quiet, safe and well-serviced options with some good apartment accommodation.

If you are moving to Bamako with your family, you may prefer to seek accommodation in one of the city’s secure compounds. These are very popular with missionaries and aid workers, and can sometimes include space for several different families.

Types of accommodation in Mali



Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation 517,382 Franc

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation 105,000 Franc

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 108,390 Franc

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio 272,675 Franc

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio 75,000 Franc

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) 25,000 Franc

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 29,457 Franc

40” flat screen TV 566,667 Franc

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 80,000 Franc

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 6,500 Franc

Hourly rate for cleaning help 5,500 Franc

Choosing a right school in Mali

Public education is directed and funded by the Mali government and is free and compulsory for nine years, between the ages of 7 and 16. Unfortunately, Mali has a low rate of enrollment because of the high costs associated with of uniforms, books, and supplies.

International schools in Mali

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Mali. International schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam.

There is usually local population, as well as an international student body. Schools may follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, France, etc. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English. Schools also provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.

Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.

Working in Mali

Work permit

Expatriates planning on working in Mali require a business visa. A passport, completed application form, photographs and letter from the company that one plans to conduct business on behalf of while in Mali are required. For the business visa, a registration certificate and recent income tax filed from the inviting company in Mali are also needed. The visa should be applied for at the closest embassy or consulate prior to entering Mali .

Relocation agencies in Mali

Helpxpat specialise in helping people move and are set up to relieve employees of the issues that occur when moving to Mali and we offer a wide range of services and provide aid in every aspect of your relocation – from visa struggles and work permits, to transport and finding housing.

Relocating without any assistance and help can quickly evolve into a matter of frustration, confusion and surrender – Our expert expat team is ready to get your relocation going, so why not jump-start your move abroad and contact us today? Best to start early!

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