Saturday, August 13, 2011

Moving to Baghdad

Today we look at moving to Baghdad in Iraq from Tegucigalpa in Honduras. 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 Baghdad people speak Arabic and Kurdish. In Tegucigalpa people speak Spanish, indigenous languages and English.

Baghdad is the capital of Iraq. Tegucigalpa is the capital city of Honduras and is also the country's largest city.
Efforts have been devoted to the restoration and repair of badly damaged urban infrastructure in Baghdad. Tegucigalpa, as a colonial city, has several barrios in the oldest districts of the city and Comayaguela, and colonias in the new ones. None of them have well-defined limits or even town-centers.

The overall cost of living rank in Baghdad is 251 out of 300 global locations, which equates it with low cost of living locations.  An expatriate moving from Tegucigalpa to Baghdad will experience a change in cost of living of 2.4%.
In terms of the hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, Baghdad is ranked as an extreme hardship location with a hardship index of 40% the same as Tegucigalpa.

Source: as at July 2011.

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