Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Moving to Managua

Today we look at moving to Managua in Nicaragua from Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia. 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 Managua people speak Spanish, English and indigenous languages. In Ulaanbaatar people speak Mongolian.

Managua is the capital city of Nicaragua. Ulaanbaatar is the capital and largest city of Mongolia. Managua is Nicaragua's chief trading center for coffee, cotton, and other crops. It is also an important industrial center. Ulaanbaatar is the cultural, industrial, and financial heart of the country.

The overall cost of living rank in Managua is 253 out of 300 global locations, which equates it with low cost of living locations.  An expatriate moving from Ulaanbaatar to Managua will experience a change in cost of living of 0.4%.
In terms of the hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, Managua is ranked as an extreme hardship location with a hardship index of 40% compared to Ulaanbaatar with a hardship index of 40% which is an extreme hardship location.

Source: Cost of living Managua, Nicaragua as at July 2011.