Morocco is the fifth largest economy in Africa, a strong argument for multinational companies. French expatriates in Morocco are mainly based in Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakech, Agadir, Fez and Tangier. They work mainly in the tertiary and industrial sectors.
Working in Morocco
Morocco has a labour market accessible to the French whose diplomas are particularly appreciated. However, finding a job in Morocco takes time. It is therefore advisable to spend a moment on site to make yourself known, and to forge its professional network. Before you leave, you can go directly to companies by sending your application via the internet. Some 1,000 French companies are located on Moroccan soil. There are therefore real opportunities for French people wishing to work in Morocco in a French company.
Schooling in Morocco
There is a very large and extensive network of schools, colleges and high schools belonging to the network of the Agency for French Education abroad (AEFE): 22 schools in direct management and 12 in partnership. Tuition fees are quite high, but it is possible to apply for a scholarship to cover some of that fee.
Staying in Morocco
Rents are higher in Casablanca than in Boston. In Marrakech, the price of real estate is similar to that of Western Europe. For small budgets, it is therefore necessary to focus on smaller towns
What is the cost of living in Morocco?
Life is not so cheap. While food is relatively affordable, especially in traditional markets, housing prices remain high.
Health care costs are a little cheaper than in Europe but still expensive. It is essential to have health insurance for Morocco before going there.
Driving in Morocco?
It is possible to drive in Morocco with a French license for 1 year. Beyond that, it must be exchanged for a Moroccan driver’s license. You have to be careful on the roads because motorists are not respectful of the road code, accidents are frequent and the death rate is high on Moroccan roads.
Hygiene and eating habits in Morocco
Hygiene problems in restaurants, markets and shops. Tap water is not safe to drink. Prefer bottled water, local brand: Sidi Ali, Sidi Harazem, Oulmes (sparkling water), controlled by hygiene services.
Choosing health insurance in Morocco
Purchasing international health insurance is a major formality, especially for Morocco. For expatriates, there are two categories of health insurance: insurance called 1st euro and insurance in addition to the Caisse des Français abroad (CFE). Depending on your profile and criteria, we will be able to present different formulas tailored to your needs. So don’t hesitate to contact us and ask us for advice, we’ll be happy to respond! Moreover, if you wish, you can get an immediate free quote online.