Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Moving to Luxembourg

Today we look at moving to Luxembourg in Luxembourg from Pristina in Kosovo. 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 Luxembourg people speak French, German and Luxembourgish. In Pristina people speak Albanian and Serbian.

The city of Luxembourg, also known as Luxembourg City, is a commune with city status, and the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Pristina is the capital and largest city of the disputed territory of Kosovo. Luxembourg City is one of the wealthiest cities in the world, having developed into a banking and administrative centre. Luxembourg is a seat of several institutions of the European Union, including the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Auditors, and the European Investment Bank. The city is developing with many new roads being built in Pristina. The national government is taking part in modernising the roadways as well, building motorways linking the city.

The overall cost of living rank in Luxembourg is 64 out of 300 global locations, which equates it with high cost of living locations.  An expatriate moving from Pristina to Luxembourg will experience a change in cost of living of 37.1%.
In terms of the hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, Luxembourg is ranked as a minimal hardship location with a hardship index of 10% compared to Pristina with a hardship index of 40% which is an extreme hardship location.

Source: http://www.xpatulator.com as at July 2011.

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