Thursday, August 25, 2011

Moving to Velletta

Today we look at moving to Velletta in Malta from Monrovia in Liberia. 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 Velletta people speak Maltese and English. In Monrovia people speak English and 29 African languages belonging to the Mande, Kwa or Mel linguistic groups.
Valletta is the capital city of Malta. Monrovia is the capital city of the West African nation of Liberia. The Valletta peninsula has two natural harbours, Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour. The Grand Harbour is Malta's major port. The city's economy is dominated by its harbour. Monrovia is Liberia's financial centre.

The overall cost of living rank in Velletta is 107 out of 300 global locations, which equates it with middle cost of living locations. An expatriate moving from Monrovia to Velletta will experience a change in cost of living of 10.2%.
In terms of the hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, Velletta is ranked as a some hardship location with a hardship index of 20% compared to Monrovia with a hardship index of 40% which is an extreme hardship location.

Source: as at July 2011.

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