Saturday, August 27, 2011

Moving to Podgorica

Today we look at moving to Podgorica in Montenegro from Bamako in Mali. 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 Podgorica people speak Christianity, Islam. In Bamako people speak French, Bambara, Berber, Arabic. Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Bamako is the capital and largest city of Mali. Podgorica is the administrative centre of Montenegro. Most of Montenegro's industrial, financial and commercial base is in Podgorica. Bamako is the nation's administrative center, river port in nearby Koulikoro, and a major regional trade and conference center.

The overall cost of living rank in Podgorica is 192 out of 300 global locations, which equates it with low cost of living locations.  An expatriate moving from Bamako to Podgorica will experience a change in cost of living of -20%.
In terms of the hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, Podgorica is ranked as a high degree of hardship location with a hardship index of 30% compared to Bamako with a hardship index of 40% which is an extreme hardship location.

Source: as at July 2011.

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