Thursday, September 22, 2011

Moving to Cleveland

Today we look at moving to Cleveland in USA from Glasgow in United Kingdom. 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 Cleveland and Glasgow people speak English.

Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state. Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom. Cleveland's businesses have diversified into the service economy, including financial services, insurance, legal, and healthcare sectors, though the city's population is declining. Glasgow is one of Europe's top twenty financial centres and is home to many of Scotland's leading businesses. Whilst manufacturing has declined, Glasgow's economy has seen significant relative growth of tertiary sector industries such as financial and business services, communications, biosciences, creative industries, healthcare, higher education, retail and tourism.

The overall cost of living rank in Cleveland is 221 out of 300 global locations, which equates it with low cost of living locations.  An expatriate moving from Glasgow to Cleveland will experience a change in cost of living of -30.2%.
In terms of the hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, Cleveland is ranked as a minimal hardship location with a hardship index of 10% the same as Glasgow.

Source: Cost of Living Cleveland USA as at July 2011.