Monday, August 22, 2011

Moving to Tripoli

Today we look at moving to Tripoli in Libya from South Tarawa in Kiribati. 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 Tripoli people speak Arabic. In South Tarawa people speak English, Gilbertese.

Tripoli is the largest and capital city of Libya. South Tarawa is the official capital of the Republic of Kiribati. Tripoli is the largest city, the principal sea port, and the largest commercial and manufacturing centre in Libya. Bairiki is a village and an islet now part of South Tarawa, and at one time itself the center of government (and therefore, capital) of Kiribati.
The overall cost of living rank in Tripoli is 295 out of 300 global locations, which equates it with low cost of living locations.  An expatriate moving from South Tarawa to Tripoli will experience a change in cost of living of -35.6%.

In terms of the hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, Tripoli is ranked as an extreme hardship location with a hardship index of 40% compared to South Tarawa with a hardship index of 30% which is a high degree of hardship location.

Source: as at July 2011.

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