Sunday, September 11, 2011

Moving to Khartoum

Today we look at moving to Khartoum in Sudan from Bratislava in Slovakia. 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 Khartoum people speak Arabic; Nubian, others. In Bratislava people speak Slovak.

Khartoum is the capital of Sudan and of Khartoum State. Bratislava is the capital of the Slovak Republic. Khartoum has a thriving economy. In recent years Khartoum has seen significant development, driven by Sudan's oil wealth. The center of the city is well-planned, with tree-lined streets. The Bratislava Region is the wealthiest and economically most important region in Slovakia, despite being the smallest by area and having the second smallest population of the eight Slovak regions.

The overall cost of living rank in Khartoum is 133 out of 300 global locations, which equates it with middle cost of living locations.  An expatriate moving from Bratislava to Khartoum will experience a change in cost of living of -14.1%.
In terms of the hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, Khartoum is ranked as an extreme hardship location with a hardship index of 40% compared to Bratislava with a hardship index of 30% which is a high degree of hardship location.

Source: Cost of Living Khartoum Sudan as at July 2011.