Thursday, August 11, 2011

Moving to Hyderabad

Today we look at moving to Hyderabad in India from St Peter Port in Guernsey. 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 Hyderabad people speak Hindi, English and at least 16 other official languages. In St Peter Port people speak English, French and local forms of French.

Hyderabad is the capital and the most populous city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Saint Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey.
Hyderabad has developed into a major hub for the information technology industry in India. The city is home to the world's largest film studio, the Ramoji Film City as well as the Telugu Film Industry, the second-largest in India, known popularly as Tollywood. St. Peter Port is a small town consisting mostly of steep narrow streets and steps on the overlooking slopes and is the main port.

The overall cost of living rank in Hyderabad is 174 out of 300 global locations, which equates it with middle cost of living locations.  An expatriate moving from St Peter Port to Hyderabad will experience a change in cost of living of -23.6%.
In terms of the hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, Hyderabad is ranked as a high degree of hardship location with a hardship index of 30% compared to St Peter Port with a hardship index of 10% which is a minimal hardship location.

Source: as at July 2011.

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