Sunday, May 19, 2013

Assignment in Roseau

Today I would like to discuss Roseau in Dominica. If you were to be sent to Roseau on an expatriate assignment or if you were to relocate there, you are likely to experience weather that is tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds and heavy rainfall. You will meet people who speak English (official), French, and Patois.

The cost of clothing is average compared to other places. The cost of food and beverages and housing is high compared to other places. The cost of transport is low compared to other places. Roseau is the capital and largest city of Dominica. The urban structure of Central Roseau is based on an irregular grid system of miniature proportions. Exports include bananas, bay oil, vegetables, grapefruit, oranges and cocoa, services.

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 Roseau or if you lived there recently, let us know what your experience has been. Would you live in Roseau again?


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