About Benin, Africa

Benin, one of the most stable democracies in Africa, has recently initiated major economic and structural reforms. Its economy is heavily dependent on informal re-export and transit trade with Nigeria (estimated at around 20% of GDP) as well as agriculture

About Benin Africa geography

Sharing its borders with Togo, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Niger, Benin has 121 kilometers of coastline along the Gulf of Guinea and has nearly 12.3 million inhabitants (2020). Thus, it enjoys a strategic geographical position in West African area. Indeed, the country is at the heart of a vast market of more than 300 million consumers due to its membership in ECOWAS and WAEMU, and its proximity to Nigeria, which constitute its main regional markets.

KEY METRICS

Benin population

Benin Population

12.3M

Major raw materials in Benin

Major Raw Materials in Benin

Cotton, Cashews
Pineapple, Soya Beans, Shea

Benin official language

Official language

French

Benin Africa GDP growth

Benin’s GDP Growth

6.5%

In recent years, the country has been combining reliable economic growth with controlled inflation; healthier public finances and the trust of African and International Financial Institutions.

Sharing its borders with Togo, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Niger, Benin has 121 kilometers of coastline along the Gulf of Guinea and has nearly 12.3 million inhabitants (2020). Thus, it enjoys a strategic geographical position in West African area. Indeed, the country is at the heart of a vast market of more than 300 million consumers due to its membership in ECOWAS and WAEMU, and its proximity to Nigeria, which constitute its main regional markets.

KEY METRICS

In recent years, the country has been combining reliable economic growth with controlled inflation; healthier public finances and the trust of African and International Financial Institutions.

COMING TO BENIN

Coming to Benin Africa
Benin has been scaling heights in attracting the attention of the Business world which visualizes one of the fastest growing countries in Africa with GDP crossing over 6.5%. With impressive coastlines and greenery making it attractive for business travelers and expat habitants, Benin is N°1 Cotton Producer and one of the most stable country in West Africa.

Coming to Benin Africa

COMING TO BENIN

Benin has been scaling heights in attracting the attention of the business world which visualizes one of the fastest growing countries in Africa with GDP crossing over 6.5%. With impressive coastlines and greenery making it attractive for business travelers and expat habitants, Benin is #1 cotton producer and one of the most stable country in West Africa. Learn more about key industries in Benin here.

LIFESTYLE IN BENIN

Visit the countryside, the beach and its coast with coconut palms, stroll in the colorful
markets, move freely in the streets, stop in the bars of the neighborhood; you will be
amazed to share smiles, meals, fiery evenings with the Benin’s people. The community is
there to guide you in your choice of escape in the country.

LIFESTYLE IN BENIN

Visit the countryside, the beach and its coast with coconut palms, stroll in the colorful markets, move freely in the streets, stop in the bars of the neighborhood; you will be amazed to share smiles, meals, fiery evenings with the Benin’s people. The community is there to guide you in your choice of escape in the country.
Food and meals in Benin Africa
Food & Meals
Enjoy a range of local, African, European and Asian cuisine. Whether you want to eat or snack, Benin has anything to entertain your palate.
Average Cost:
2,000 fcfa to 10,000 fcfa
Transport in Benin Africa
Transport
Ride through Benin at economical cost. Moto-taxis, Taxis car, Rental cars, Bus, long time Taxi or Car rentals are available to take you from one location to another.
Average Cost:
500 fcfa to 30,000 fcfa
Insurance in Benin Africa
Insurance
Many Insurance companies are in Benin to provide you custom made services such as Personal insurance, car insurance, risk insurance, asset insurance for your own security.
semi-skilled manpower in Benin Africa
Semi skilled Manpower
Get any personal services for your house. Drivers, gardeners, gatekeepers, cooks are available to make your stay, comfortable in Benin
Construction materials in Benin Africa
Construction materials
Many Construction Materials companies provide a wide range of construction articles such as cement,
concrete blocks, construction steel, etc
Industrial raw materials in Benin Africa
Industrial raw materials
Wide range of industrial raw materials, like gas, chemicals, metals, etc. present in abundance at economical prices