Comparison of the most popular places for relocation

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If you are interested in relocation but don’t know which country choose there is comparison of the most popular places for relocation such as The USA, Poland, Latvia and Denmark.
Some tips for you while choosing country:

  • do not see only salary level
  • pay attention to cost of living and taxation
  • learn about what language they prefer and can speak (it is really important – some country can not know English or Advanced English can be required)
  • learn how to issue documentation for relocate and what conditions are for each country
  • learn how those people feel about your country
  • learn about their mentality and how it matches with you
  • remember all feedbacks are individual – choose the option which matches only for you and your family. We all are different.

USA

United States of America is perhaps the most desirable place for every third person on the earth regardless of the profession.
The US is offering high salaries in programming, computer science. Especially in San Francisco/ Silicon Valley you will get very high salaries.

The average pay for a Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer is $73,837 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years’ experience in this field.

 

IT-recruiting Hired portal was doing research on programmers salaries and
despite the fact programmers from San Francisco nominally receive one of the highest salaries in the world, they were the poorest among their colleagues from different cities around the world.

In order to compare not the nominal numbers, and the purchasing power of programmers salaries, based on the cost of living in the cities in which they work, the researchers conducted a correlation of numbers, using as a criterion the cost of living in San Francisco, and came to this conclusion.

You can meet the cost of living in the USA to make decision about relocation.
These data was taken from Numbeo

Cost of living in United States is 183.13% higher than in Ukraine (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in United States is 322.92% higher than in Ukraine (average data for all cities).

The USA

Transportation Avg. Range
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $ 1.50-2.75
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $ 40.00-100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.50-5.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.58 $ 1.24-2.49
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.00 $ 20.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.60 $ 0.51-0.74
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,550.00 $ 18,495.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,071.33 $ 17,300.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) Avg. Range
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 149.39 $ 85.00-250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.10-0.11
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 52.37 $ 34.90-79.00
Rent Per Month Avg. Range
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,180.20 $ 650.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 906.61 $ 550.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,945.04 $ 1,050.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,479.24 $ 900.00-2,500.00

Poland

If you try to read feedbacks about Poland they are so inconsistency.
So don’t forget tips: your ideology+taxes+cost of living (generally)+visa conditions+your own job offer and its conditions.

Their mentality is really matches to Ukrainian. Their language is easy to learn. There is clean outside. There is cheap grocery (if it will compared with other countries)

The average salary for a Software Developer is $22,518 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years’ experience in this field. A skill in ASP. NET Framework is associated with high pay for this job.

 

Cost of living in Poland is 44.86% higher than in Ukraine (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Poland is 47.69% higher than in Ukraine (average data for all cities).

Poland

Transportation Avg. Range
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.83 $ 0.74-1.08
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 24.03 $ 21.09-26.98
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.72 $ 1.23-1.96
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 0.54 $ 0.47-0.64
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 8.58 $ 6.13-10.79
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.09 $ 0.98-1.23
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,676.17 $ 14,714.27-18,392.83
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,945.04 $ 15,449.98-19,619.02
Utilities (Monthly) Avg. Range
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 156.66 $ 85.83-227.40
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $ 0.04-0.07
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 10.84 $ 7.36-14.71
Rent Per Month Avg. Range
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 409.26 $ 269.76-613.09
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 316.38 $ 196.19-441.43
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 682.38 $ 416.90-980.95
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 517.23 $ 318.81-735.71

Denmark

All of people know English. You can take free Danish course. There’s a very stable society. There’s quietly. People are direct and honest there. Nobody estimate you about your stuff (iOS devices, cars). They prefer riding bicycles and subways because, firstly, it is good for health, and secondly, the car in Denmark is very expensive (taxes can be 100-200%).

Denmark is very high-tech country. Most of the IT terms came up with the Danes – PHP, Ruby on Rails, Bluetooth, Google Chrome webkit was written in Denmark, and this is not all the examples. Just Danes do not show off it too much and do not talk about it.

It is not difficult to passe the interview. Especially, if you have experience in high load projects, know more than one program language, some technology stacks.
Your potential problem could be English. You must know it very well.

The Danes are very outgoing but not friendly (they will be pleasant but they weren’t befriend with you.)

You should choose Denmark if you want to feel quietly, see happy polite people, clean streets. If you want to see their established high-tech system such as the subway without a driver, bank transfer payment where transactions made with the phone using a special application etc.

The average salary for a Software Developer is $68,797 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are ASP. NET Framework and . NET. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years’ experience in this career.

 

Cost of living in Denmark is 215.82% higher than in Ukraine (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Denmark is 270.11% higher than in Ukraine (average data for all cities).

Denmark

Transportation Avg. Range
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.27 $ 2.84-3.41
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 53.96 $ 49.70-85.20
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.68 $ 4.26-7.10
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.17 $ 1.56-3.12
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 59.64 $ 42.60-71.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.46 $ 1.28-1.63
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 39,049.29 $ 34,506.63-42,600.78
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,686.41 $ 28,400.52-42,600.78
Utilities (Monthly) Avg. Range
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 164.90 $ 102.67-284.01
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $ 0.07-0.14
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 26.34 $ 14.20-35.50
Rent Per Month Avg. Range
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 986.72 $ 568.01-1,491.03
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 684.77 $ 397.61-1,136.02
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,822.96 $ 1,065.02-2,840.05
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,325.23 $ 852.02-1,988.04

Latvia

These guys are really good. Sometimes it is difficult to communicate with them – they didn’t speak Russian and they often can speak English but communication in English for both not native speaker is a little hard.

So it will be nice if you learn Latvian.

Medicine, insurance, transport are better but more expensive than in Ukraine.

Latvia go for competing on a global level in the information technology field and therefore it offers the favorable conditions for the IT specialists.

The average pay for a Software Developer is $21,594 per year.

 

Cost of living in Latvia is 76.90% higher than in Ukraine (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Latvia is 28.23% higher than in Ukraine (average data for all cities).

Latvia

Transportation Avg. Range
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.21 $ 1.21-2.11
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 52.78 $ 31.67-52.78
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.37 $ 0.75-2.11
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 0.42 $ 0.37-0.69
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 8.23 $ 6.33-8.87
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.14 $ 1.06-1.27
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,944.70 $ 17,294.47-19,801.45
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,819.35 $ 16,361.34-19,000.27
Utilities (Monthly) Avg. Range
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 168.11 $ 105.56-232.23
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 $ 0.04-0.12
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 12.35 $ 7.39-17.94
Rent Per Month Avg. Range
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 369.70 $ 211.11-527.79
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 251.02 $ 168.89-369.45
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 648.06 $ 422.23-950.01
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 402.27 $ 316.67-527.79
Note: Wherever you go, it also depends on how good you are as a developer. A good developer can earn high salaries independent on whether they are.

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