Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Moving to Tegucigalpa

Today we look at moving to Tegucigalpa in Honduras from Athens in Greece. 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 Tegucigalpa people speak Spanish, indigenous languages and English. In Athens people speak Greek.

Tegucigalpa is the capital city of Honduras and is also the country's largest city. Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece.
Tegucigalpa, as a colonial city, has several barrios in the oldest districts of the city and Comayaguela, and colonias in the new ones. None of them have well-defined limits or even town-centers. Athens is one of the world's oldest cities, its recorded history spans around 3,400 years. Athens is central to economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life in Greece and it is rated as an alpha- world city. It is rapidly becoming a leading business centre in the European Union.

The overall cost of living rank in Tegucigalpa is 262 out of 300 global locations, which equates it with low cost of living locations.  An expatriate moving from Athens to Tegucigalpa will experience a change in cost of living of -22.6%.
In terms of the hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, Tegucigalpa is ranked as an extreme hardship location with a hardship index of 40% compared to Athens with a hardship index of 10% which is a minimal hardship location.

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