The most difficult places to live and work…


Some people find it frustrating with all the red tape when living and working in Guernsey – so we’ve put together a list of places that are even more difficult to work in…


Villavicencio in Colombia

Villavicencio has reportedly got the longest average commute time, of over 3 hours’ drive each way – every day!  So, the 20-minute drive – 30 with traffic – doesn’t feel so bad now does it?


Las Estrellas in Antarctica

Las Estrellas is one of the most remote towns in the world! They have a small bank, a post office and one school, that can’t always be accessed through the snow.  With the nearest hospital 625 miles away, if you live here long-term, people have removed their appendix as a necessary precautionary measure!


Ascension Islands

To get to the Ascension Islands all you will to do is jump on a 20-hour flight – but there are only a few flights a month!  You can only live on these islands if you, or your partner are working – and it can only be on a fixed-term contract of 24 months.  It is, however, the same size as Guernsey – so you might still feel at home?!



At 836,000 square miles in size, Greenland is the world’s largest island, but its tiny population of 57,000 people means that it’s also the most desolate.  When you think Guernsey is 25 square miles, with a population of 64,000, Greenland will at least give you room to move.


So, what do you think?  Is it worth the extra paperwork to live and work in Guernsey?


If you want to know more about moving over, give us a call or email and one of our consultants will be happy to help you.