Thursday, August 25, 2011

Moving to Majuro

Today we look at moving to Majuro in Marshall Islands from Tripoli in Libya. 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 Majuro people speak Marshallese and English. In Tripoli people speak Arabic.
Majuro is the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Tripoli is the largest and capital city of Libya. Majuro is built on an atoll of 64 islands, the Majuro Atoll. Majuro has a port, shopping district, hotels, and an international airport. Tripoli is the largest city, the principal sea port, and the largest commercial and manufacturing centre in Libya.
The overall cost of living rank in Majuro is 120 out of 300 global locations, which equates it with middle cost of living locations. An expatriate moving from Tripoli to Majuro will experience a change in cost of living of 52.4%.

In terms of the hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, Majuro is ranked as a high degree of hardship location with a hardship index of 30% compared to Tripoli with a hardship index of 40% which is an extreme hardship location.

Source: as at July 2011.

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