Several cell phone companies, such as Lonestar Communications MTN, Cellcom, Comium, and Novafone, provide service in

Liberia. International cellular phones do not always work in Liberia. It is therefore advisable to rent or purchase a local

cellular phone, sim card and scratch cards upon arrival.

Lonestar Communications MTN, Cellcom and Libtelco provide Internet service to subscribers via their mobile phones and

modems.

Liberia’s financial system is comprised of nine commercial banks with 87 branches spread across 10 of the 15 counties; 11 rural community finance institutions (similar to community banks owned by residents of the community) operating in nine of the fifteen counties, including those counties that do not have banking services; 20 insurance companies with 31 branches located mainly in the economic viable areas; 16 microfinance institutions; one deposit-taking microfinance institution; one credit institution; 120 foreign exchange bureaus; four regional credit unions; and two mobile network service providers (mobile money). All of these institutions are under the ambit of the Central Bank of Liberia, the regulator and supervisor of the overall financial landscape.

Apartments and homes are available for rent in Liberia. The price, size and style will vary according to the county and city of

residence. When considering a place of residence in Liberia, one should consider signing a comprehensive lease agreement,

security and electricity.