Sunday, August 7, 2011

Moving to Gibraltar

Today we look at moving to Gibraltar in Gibraltar from Cayenne in French Guiana. 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 Gibraltar people speak English and Spanish. In Cayenne people speak French (official) and Creole.

Gibraltar is a self-governing British overseas territory. Cayenne is the capital of French Guiana.
The role of the UK Ministry of Defence, which at one time was Gibraltar's main source of income, has declined, with today's economy mainly based on shipping, tourism, financial services, and the Internet. Cayenne is an important industrial centre for the shrimp industry.

The overall cost of living rank in Gibraltar is 154 out of 300 global locations, which equates it with middle cost of living locations.  An expatriate moving from Cayenne to Gibraltar will experience a change in cost of living of 20.3%.
In terms of the hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, Gibraltar is ranked as a some hardship location with a hardship index of 20% compared to Cayenne with a hardship index of 30% which is a high degree of hardship location.

Source: as at July 2011.

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