Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Moving to St Peter Port

Today we look at moving to St Peter Port in Guernsey from Frankfurt in Germany. 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 St Peter Port people speak English, French and local forms of French. In Frankfurt people speak German.

Saint Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey. Frankfurt is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany.
St. Peter Port is a small town consisting mostly of steep narrow streets and steps on the overlooking slopes and is the main port. Frankfurt is one of the leading financial centres in Europe.

The overall cost of living rank in St Peter Port is 32 out of 300 global locations, which equates it with high cost of living locations.  An expatriate moving from Frankfurt to St Peter Port will experience a change in cost of living of 1.6%.
In terms of the hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, St Peter Port is ranked as a minimal hardship location with a hardship index of 10% compared to Frankfurt with a hardship index of 10% which is a minimal hardship location.

Source: http://www.xpatulator.com as at July 2011.