Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Moving to Port-of-Spain


Today we look at moving to Port-of-Spain in Trinidad and Tobago from Stockholm in Sweden. 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 Port-of-Spain people speak English. In Stockholm people speak Swedish.

Port of Spain is the capital of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Stockholm is the capital and the largest city of Sweden. Port of Spain is Trinidad and Tobago's most developed city. The city serves primarily as a retail and administrative center. The vast majority of Stockholmians work in the service industry, which accounts for roughly 85% of jobs in Stockholm. Stockholm is Sweden's financial centre.

The overall cost of living rank in Port-of-Spain is 78 out of 300 global locations, which equates it with high cost of living locations.  An expatriate moving from Stockholm to Port-of-Spain will experience a change in cost of living of -7.1%.
In terms of the hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, Port-of-Spain is ranked as a some hardship location with a hardship index of 20% compared to Stockholm with a hardship index of 10% which is a minimal hardship location.

Source: Cost of Living Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain as at July 2011.