Thursday, August 4, 2011

Moving to Cayenne

Today we look at moving to Cayenne in French Guiana from San Salvador in El Salvador. 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 Cayenne people speak French (official), Creole. In San Salvador people speak Spanish.

Cayenne is the capital of French Guiana. San Salvador is the capital and largest city of the nation of El Salvador.
Cayenne is an important industrial centre for the shrimp industry. San Salvador is home to one-half of El Salvador's wealth. The city offers the widest boulevards in Central America and is served by a railroad that connects to other cities.

The overall cost of living rank in Cayenne is 255 out of 300 global locations, which equates it with low cost of living locations.  An expatriate moving from San Salvador to Cayenne will experience a change in cost of living of 10.1%.
In terms of the hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, Cayenne is ranked as a high degree of hardship location with a hardship index of 30% compared to San Salvador with a hardship index of 40% which is an extreme hardship location.

Source: as at July 2011.

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