Sunday, July 31, 2011

Moving to Copenhagen

Today we look at moving to Copenhagen in Denmark from Bogota in Colombia. We highlight cost of living and other major differences likely to be experienced in our series of short blogs on moving between different international locations.
In Copenhagen people speak Danish. In Bogota people speak Spanish.

Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark. Bogota is the capital city of Colombia.
Copenhagen is the economical and financial centre of Denmark and also a strong business and economic centre in the Scandinavian-Baltic region. Bogota is Colombia's largest economic center and most companies in Colombia have their headquarters in the city. Bogota is also a major center for the import and export of goods for Colombia and the Andean Community in Latin America.

The overall cost of living rank in Copenhagen is 14 out of 300 global locations, which equates it with high cost of living locations.  An expatriate moving from Bogota to Copenhagen will experience a change in cost of living of 34.2%.
In terms of the hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, Copenhagen is ranked as a minimal hardship location with a hardship index of 10% compared to Bogota with a hardship index of 30% which is a high degree of hardship location.

Source: as at July 2011.

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