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Cost of Living Differences Around the World — Just How Big Are They?

What makes one city more expensive than another?  Why is Switzerland so expensive? Why is Tokyo no longer the most expensive place in the world? Switzerland is fragmented into different cultures and different languages in different geographical areas. In comparison to most countries, people do … Continue reading

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Tokyo – Most Expensive Place To Live In 2012

Tokyo is the most expensive city in the world with an overall cost of living index of 139.89 compared to New York with an index of 100. Tokyo is followed by Zurich, Geneva and Luanda in the October 2012 world … Continue reading

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Expat Eye on the World

  Being much more visual when it comes to gathering information or purely learning just about anything, I am always on the look out for videos that will help me achieve this. Deciding to become an expat IS a big … Continue reading

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How to Calculate a Cost of Living Allowance – Part 1

A Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) is a salary supplement paid to employees to cover differences in the cost of living, particularly as a result of an international assignment. The amount of COLA should enable an expatriate to be able … Continue reading

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Cost of living – Communication – October 2011

Cost of living rank of Communication cost of living indexes as at October 2011 for 300 global locations. The indexes are calculated using the prices for specific quantities of the same goods and services in each location, based on expatriate … Continue reading

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Cost of Living – Clothing – October 2011

Cost of living rank of Clothing cost of living indexes as at October 2011 for 300 global locations. The indexes are calculated using the prices for specific quantities of the same goods and services in each location, based on expatriate … Continue reading

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Cost of Living – Alcohol & Tobacco – October 2011

CC Image Rights:   Clock Cost of living rank of Alcohol & Tobacco cost of living indexes as at October 2011 for 300 global locations. The indexes are calculated using the prices for specific quantities of the same goods and services … Continue reading

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