Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Assignment in Cairo

Today I would like to discuss Cairo in Egypt. If you were to be sent to Cairo on an expatriate assignment or if you were to relocate there, you are likely to experience weather that is desert with hot, dry summers and moderate winters. You will meet people who speak Arabic.

The cost of clothing is high compared to other places. The cost of food and beverages, as well as transport is very low compared to other places. The cost of housing is average compared to other places. Cairo is a megacity and a global city serving as the capital of Egypt. Cairo is the centre of Egypt, as it has been almost since its founding in 969 AD. 15% of all Egyptians live there. The majority of the nation's commerce is generated there, or passes through the city.

From a day to day comfort perspective, you are likely to experience extreme hardship. Be sure to negotiate an appropriate salary or allowance to compensate for the cost of living. If you live in Cairo or if you lived there recently, let us know what your experience has been. Would you live in Cairo again?

Source: Xpatulator.com