Friday, August 26, 2011

Moving to Mexico City

Today we look at moving to Mexico City in Mexico from Skopje in Macedonia. 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 Mexico City people speak Spanish. In Skopje people speak Macedonian and Albanian.
Mexico City is the capital and largest city of Mexico. Skopje is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia. Mexico City is is one of the major political, economic, cultural and financial centers of the country. The city federal district produces 21.8% of the country's gross domestic product. Skopje is a modern city and a center for metal-processing, chemical, timber, textile, leather, and printing industries. Industrial development of the city has been accompanied by development of the trade, logistics, and banking sectors, as well as an emphasis on the fields of culture and sport.

The overall cost of living rank in Mexico City is 148 out of 300 global locations, which equates it with middle cost of living locations.  An expatriate moving from Skopje to Mexico City will experience a change in cost of living of 11.5%.
In terms of the hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, Mexico City is ranked as a high degree of hardship location with a hardship index of 30% compared to Skopje with a hardship index of 30% which is a high degree of hardship location.

Source: as at July 2011.

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