Friday, August 12, 2011

Moving to New Delhi

Today we look at moving to New Delhi in India from Bissau in Guinea-Bissau. 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 New Delhi people speak Hindi, English and at least 16 other official languages. In Bissau people speak Portuguese, Crioulo and African languages.

New Delhi is the capital of India. Bissau is the capital city of Guinea-Bissau.
New Delhi is situated within the metropolis of Delhi and serves as the seat of the Government of India and the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Government and quasi government sector is the primary employer in New Delhi. The city's service sector has expanded due in part to the large skilled English-speaking workforce that has attracted many multinational companies. Key service industries include information technology, telecommunications, hotels, banking, media and tourism. Bissau is the country's largest city, major port, educational, administrative and military center. Peanuts, hardwoods, copra, palm oil, and rubber are the chief products.

The overall cost of living rank in New Delhi is 158 out of 300 global locations, which equates it with middle cost of living locations.  An expatriate moving from Bissau to New Delhi will experience a change in cost of living of -9.9%.
In terms of the hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, New Delhi is ranked as a high degree of hardship location with a hardship index of 30% compared to Bissau with a hardship index of 40% which is an extreme hardship location.

Source: as at July 2011.

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