It is quite different! This is the first city that I’ve surveyed that is primarily Dutch speaking, has prices in three currencies (SRD, USD, EUR), and has opposite traffic patterns from what I’m accustomed to coming from the United States.
The few taxis I did use tried to charge double or triple the amount on my return trip, and many insisted on stopping at various shops and vendor stalls to see if I would purchase anything.
Arriving in Tirana after Pristina, Kosovo, I was delighted to see that the weather was much warmer and sunnier.
Yaoundé felt like the least developed city that I visited this quarter during my five-week survey in Africa.
Dar is also a two hour ferry ride away from Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous collection of islands famed for their stunning beaches and Stone Town
AIRINC Surveyor Zach Rossignol shares his insights from a cost-of-living survey conducted in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
AIRINC Surveyor Penny Lau shares her insights from a cost-of-living survey conducted in Ljubliana, Slovenia.
AIRINC's Matthew McClintic reflects on a recent expatriate cost-of-living survey conducted in Stanley, the capital city of the Falkland Islands.