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Living in Yaoundé, Cameroon:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Yaoundé, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked nine people living in Yaoundé 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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Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon, is one of the biggest cities in the country. It is a very hilly region and is commonly known as the land of seven hills. Life in Yaoundé is very busy as it is made up of people from all walks of life trying to make a living for themselves.

Ougouemba, says: 2020

Yaoundé is the capital of Cameroon also known as “la ville à sept collines” because of its hilly topography. Firstly, Yaoundé is a city made up of a mixture of tribes in Cameroon. It’s the dream of every young cameroonian to work in this city as it is a form of prestige. Live in Yaoundé is not very pleasant to the average family since commodities are expensive.

Yaoundé is the capital of Cameroon. Spread over seven hills, it is in the south of the country. You can find Notre Dame des Victoires Cathedral identified by its striking triangular roof. Not far from it, in the lake quarter, is the former presidential palace which is now home to the National Museum.

It is the capital of Cameroon and is in the Central Region. Yaoundé is a beautiful African city with a mostly bilingual population even though it is a French-speaking city. There are so many parks for relaxation and recreation which are amazing and well maintained and free for the public. And although it is the most expensive city in Cameroon, Yaoundé is worth its cost.

We are very friendly and welcoming. My city is the town of ‘legendary hospitality’. Secondly, my city is very beautiful, with many tourist sites such as museums, zoos, botanic gardens… Last but not the least, my city is eco-friendly.

Yasmin, says: 2020

Yaoundé is unpredictable. The climate changes often. My City is a cosmopolitan being the political capital of Cameroon. There are two public universities in my City. My City host the seat of government and many other landmarks. I like my City because the tempo is a little bit slow.

Achataseh, says: 2020

A person moving to Yaoundé should know the administrative quarters in the city. This is the place where ministries and most hospitals and schools are located. It is the center or the city. The person should also know how to move around using cabs and the fair of 250 francs charge.

Julius, says: 2020

Yaoundé is a beautiful city made up seven awesome looking hills. Its bilingualism enables strangers to feel comfortable since both French and English are spoken there. The inhabitants are also very welcoming. Its construction though not luxurious are convenient for stranger to adapt to its environment.

Joseph, says: 2020

Yaoundé us a very beautiful city but then the cost of living is quite high. if you are considering living there you need a good job and be very hard-working to live well. It is important to consider learning how to speak fluent French because that’s the language most people in Yaoundé speak. The city is administrative in function as such, the morning periods are quite congested. If your job requires you to be early, you need to leave your house before 7am else you’ll be stuck in traffic.

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