Thursday, August 25, 2011

Moving to Fort-de-France

Today we look at moving to Fort-de-France in Martinique from Vaduz in Liechtenstein. 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 Fort-de-France people speak French (official), Creole. In Vaduz people speak German.
Fort-de-France is the capital of Martinique. Vaduz is the capital of the principality of Liechtenstein. Fort-de-France is one of the major cities in the Caribbean. Exports include sugar, rum, tinned fruit, and cacao. Vaduz has a lively tourist industry, despite being one of the very few capital cities in the world without an airport or railway station.

The overall cost of living rank in Fort-de-France is 132 out of 300 global locations, which equates it with middle cost of living locations. An expatriate moving from Vaduz to Fort-de-France will experience a change in cost of living of -31.9%.
In terms of the hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, Fort-de-France is ranked as a some hardship location with a hardship index of 20% compared to Vaduz with a hardship index of 20% which is a some hardship location.

Source: as at July 2011.

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