Monday, August 29, 2011

Moving to Auckland

Today we look at moving to Auckland in New Zealand from Monaco in Monaco. 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 Auckland people speak English and Maori. In Monaco people speak French.

Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area. Monaco is a small sovereign city-state. Most major international corporations have an Auckland office, as the city is the economic capital of the nation. Monaco is the name of the country as well as the name of its only and capital city.

The overall cost of living rank in Auckland is 42 out of 300 global locations, which equates it with high cost of living locations.  An expatriate moving from Monaco to Auckland will experience a change in cost of living of -8%.
In terms of the hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, Auckland is ranked as a minimal hardship location with a hardship index of 10% compared to Monaco which has the same hardship index.

Source: Cost of living Auckland, New Zealand as at July 2011.