Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Moving to Amman

Today we look at moving to Amman in Jordan from Dublin in Ireland. 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 Amman people speak Arabic. In Dublin people speak English and Irish.

Amman is the capital and largest city of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Dublin is the largest city and capital of Ireland.
Amman is the country's political, cultural and commercial centre and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Amman is a regional hub in communications, transportation, medical tourism, education, and investment. The Economy of Dublin is centralised in the capital city of Ireland. As such, Dublin is the largest city and the country's main economic hub. Most government agencies and the machinery of government including the parliament are based there. Dublin is the focal point of Irish media and culture, the countries transportation networks are centred upon the city.

The overall cost of living rank in Amman is 215 out of 300 global locations, which equates it with low cost of living locations.  An expatriate moving from Dublin to Amman will experience a change in cost of living of -24.9%.
In terms of the hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, Amman is ranked as a high degree of hardship location with a hardship index of 30% compared to Dublin with a hardship index of 10% which is a minimal hardship location.

Source: http://www.xpatulator.com as at July 2011.