Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Moving to San Marino

Today we look at moving to San Marino in San Marino from San Juan in Puerto Rico. 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 San Marino people speak Italian. In San Juan people speak Spanish and English (both official).

The City of San Marino is the capital city of the Republic of San Marino. San Juan is the capital and largest municipality in Puerto Rico. The economy of the city of San Marino is closely bound to that of the country. San Juan is one of Puerto Rico's most important seaports, and is the island's manufacturing, financial, cultural, and tourism center.

The overall cost of living rank in San Marino is 55 out of 300 global locations, which equates it with high cost of living locations.  An expatriate moving from San Juan to San Marino will experience a change in cost of living of 19.6%.
In terms of the hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, San Marino is ranked as a minimal hardship location with a hardship index of 10% compared to San Juan with a hardship index of 30% which is a high degree of hardship location.

Source: Cost of living San Marino as at July 2011.