Living in Uyo, Nigeria:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

11 local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Uyo, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 11 people living in Uyo what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Uyo’s cost of living is an extremely important factor when choosing a city to call home. The cost of living include everything from real estate prices and transportation to the average cost of groceries and dining out. The higher the cost of living, the more money you’re going to need to earn to live comfortably in your new city.

Emmanuel, says: 2020

Uyo is in the south of Nigeria. You must understand that this part of the country is the rainforest belt so you should expect really damp weather here. It is a relatively peaceful city with a booming commercial culture and friendly people who are often eager to help. On the down side, this is a developing city in a developing country.

Uyo is the capital of Akwa Ibom. It is very beautiful and has a lot of cultural background. Uyo is one of the most industrialized cities in Nigeria. For anyone moving to uyo, I recommend finding a house in shelter Afrique. Shelter Afrique is one of the safest estates to live in uyo.

It is a quiet yet fast changing city. Be ready to be surprised as it has hidden treasures in the form of serene locations for the nature lovers and a host of local delicacies to tempt even the most fussy palate. There is also an abundance of organic food grown locally and the hospitality of the people.

Benjamin, says: 2020

Uyo is a the capital of Akwa Ibom state, one of the south south states in Nigeria. Uyo is a very peaceful city. It has clear road networks where buses, tricycles ply almost effortlessly. The major language spoken in Uyo is the Ibibio language. However, the annang and oro languages are spoken too.

Uyo is a peaceful and beautiful city in the southern region of Nigeria. It is one of the most peaceful city in Africa, so insecurity in not a problem at all. The Ibom national stadium has successfully hosted over 50 international sports tournament since it’s creation.

Favour, says: 2020

My city Uyo is a very peaceful and quiet town with beautiful landscape. The town is well developed with good security network. Uyo has one of the best employment rates in my country, Nigeria. My town, Uyo, is a tourist area due to its natural beauty.

Ifeloluwa, says: 2020

Uyo is famously known as the “Oil-City”. It is however filled with numerous opportunities. It has welcoming indigenes and amiable neighbors. It is said to be the very industrious as it’s people are into different economy-impacting activities such as Oil industries, Diverse functional agricultural sectors asides it other small-scale enterprises.

Ozekeke, says: 2020

Anyone coming to the city of Uyo should have the following in mind. Firstly, Uyo is a peaceful and serene city which serves as the capital of Akwa Ibom State in the South South geopolitical region of the country. Our city encourages tourists to come and explore our diverse cultures.

Temitayo, says: 2020

The place is busy during the day and quiet at night. We have cool places that anyone moving in would love. Akwa ibom is one of the finest places in Nigeria. You will not regret moving in. This is a place where hard work is Paramount. The people are very welcoming and kind as well. The place is a good place to move.

Tobechukwu, says: 2020

Uyo is a peaceful and serene city known for its beauty. We have places you can go to simply sit and enjoy yourself like the cenotaph park, domino’s pizza, Ibom Tropicana and so much more. Generally, Uyo metropolis is a beautiful place.

Victor, says: 2020

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