Monday, August 8, 2011

Moving to Saint George's

Today we look at moving to Saint George's in Grenada from Tbilisi in Georgia Republic of. 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 Saint George's people speak English (official) and French patois. In Tbilisi people speak Georgian and Russian.

St. George's is the capital of Grenada, British West Indies. Tbilisi is the capital and the largest city of Georgia.
St. George's is a popular Caribbean tourist destination that attracts thousands of tourists and cruise ships. The main exports are cacao, nutmeg, and mace. Tbilisi is a significant industrial, social, and cultural center. The city is also emerging as an important transit route for global energy and trade projects. Located strategically at the crossroads between Europe and Asia and lying along the historic Silk Road routes, Tbilisi has often been the point of contention between various rivaling powers and empires.

The overall cost of living rank in Saint George's is 206 out of 300 global locations, which equates it with low cost of living locations.  An expatriate moving from Tbilisi to Saint George's will experience a change in cost of living of -10.1%.
In terms of the hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, Saint George's is ranked as a minimal hardship location with a hardship index of 10% compared to Tbilisi with a hardship index of 30% which is a high degree of hardship location.

Source: as at July 2011.

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