Population: 1,483,000
DiversityCost of LivingShoppingMore...
More Topics...

Living in Onitsha, Nigeria:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

12 local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Onitsha, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 12 people living in Onitsha what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

Share Tips and Advice about Onitsha

12 comments on “Onitsha”

Onitsha is a welcoming city, where any race or tribe can come to settle and easily find means to survive and make a living. Onitsha is a business area, full of opportunities to make money. Cost of living is also very affordable in Onitsha.

Success, says: 2023

Onitsha houses the biggest market in West Africa “Main Market”. Onitsha and Anambra at large are known for their business profess, it accommodates major billionaires in Nigeria. Onitsha is one of the places you can do your business in and watch it strive.

Kingsley, says: 2023

If you are moving to Onitsha be ready for quarrels because it is not a peaceful place to live in. Be ready for the high cost of things. Transportation is very costly and the same applies to housing or else you want to live in face me I face you. Also roads are very bad for commuters, you might end up reaching your work place by 11am due to bad roads. So I want to advise anyone that wants to live in Onitsha that it is not a good place except u want to ball your money in hotels and bars because that is the only thing they know how to do best 😄

Valentine, says: 2022

Onitsha is a business area. Buying and selling dominates that area. People are grossly concerned with what they gain. White-collar job workers are paid meagre salaries. People who must live in this city must be hustlers not idlers.

Magdalene, says: 2020

Learn survival skills because it’s a struggle for survival of the fittest. Be responsible and efficient. Flexible in adapting to changes, have a broad mind and humble. Let your experience be your best teacher but try to listen to your instincts and follow to avoid costly mistakes and regrets. Be sharp, agile and quick witted.

Rosemary, says: 2020

The city is a breeding ground for businesses. It is also a home to many prolific achievers. It is densely populated and houses individuals and families ranging from extremely wealthy to impoverished. Literacy level is on the down side. Carefulness is required in living here, as crime is on the rise.

Onitsha is a crowded and busy city. The house rents are pretty good. My city is also a commercial city good for business. We also enjoy lots of recreational life here great nightlife and the security is very good. My city is very beautiful, filled with lovely people.

Anthony, says: 2020

Understanding the way of life in my area is the first practical approach. We have epileptic power supply all the time and a deplorable road. sometimes when there is a heavy downpour in my area, our movement is hampered by excessive flood. we also have bad drainage system in my city.

Adewale, says: 2020

My city is a beautiful and nice city. It is a city that is filled with good hearted people. The city is filled with good homely people and they are nice to stay with. My city is around a very big market and it is also surrounded by a shopping mall.

Festus, says: 2020

Onitsha is known for containing the largest marketing center in West Africa. The main market is in onitsha north in Anambra state Nigeria. It’s a marketing hub that is being visited by many foreigners who visit to endeavor on their various business ambitions. Onitsha is well known among the Nigerian indigenous people.

Onitsha is a good and nice place, especially our place because everyone care and love each other. We always have Nepa and our streets are always neat, also the person or people interested will love it, without regret, one more thing, our street people are lovely and kind and always happy with each other.

Joshua, says: 2020

Onitsha is a large city with people of diverse ethnicity. It’s always bustling with energy, drama and sophisticated aura. If you must live there, you have to be streetwise and strong. Its is known as the most popular city in South East Nigeria. One can never be bored in Onitsha because there are lots of interesting places to see.

Comments are closed.

Names of respondents may have been changed.

See other cities and towns in Anambra.