International City Cost of Living for Expatriates – July 2019

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Hong Kong is the most expensive city in the world for an expatriate professional migrant to live in as at July 2019, followed by Singapore and Monaco.

Hong Kong is the most expensive city due to the very high cost of housing and healthcare, as well as the strong Hong Kong dollar which is fixed against the US Dollar.

Singapore’s education system, which is widely regarded as the best in the world, is also the most expensive for expatriates when priced in US Dollars, the cost of housing is also extremely high due to the limited space and premium on high quality expatriate accommodation, while the complex Certificate of Entitlement system makes car prices excessive, resulting in Singapore’s transport costs being amongst the highest in the world.

This quarterly survey by Xpatulator.com of cost of living world-wide is based on expatriate professional migrant spending as opposed to local people’s spending. The difference between these two groups is that an expatriate professional migrant tends to pay a premium for “international” brands ideally from their home country, and they tend to make use of premium service providers such as up-market medical practices, international schools, and most prefer to live in exclusive, secure accommodation in order to maintain the quality of life to which they are accustomed back home. The survey covers over 200 items grouped into 13 cost of living baskets. The cost of living information is used by Xpatulator.com subscribers to calculate cost of living differences between global home and host locations for expatriate professional migrants. Cost of living differences are key to calculating expatriate pay for international assignments.

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Latest International Inflation Rates – July 2019

The latest available inflation rate for all countries world wide (as available on 12 July 2019).
Some highlights include:
57.3% for Argentina as at May 2019
-0.2% for Cyprus as at June 2019
50.4% for Iran as at June 2019
15.72% for Turkey as at June 2019
1.6% for the United States as at June 2019
282972.8% for Venezuela as at April 2019
8.6% for Zambia as at June 2019
97.85% for Zimbabwe as at May 2019

https://www.xpatulator.com/cost-of-living-article/Latest-International-Inflation-Rates_712.cfm

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Latest International Inflation Rates – June 2019

The latest available inflation rate for all countries world wide (as available on 14 June 2019). Some highlights include:
17.14% for Angola as at May 2019
55.8% for Argentina as at April 2019
2.7% for China as at May 2019
51.4% for Iran as at April 2019
-0.7% for Qatar as at May 2019
4.4% for South Africa as at April 2019
-2.1% for the United Arab Emirates as at April 2019
2.1% for the United Kingdom as at April 2019
1.8% for the United States as at May 2019
1304494% for Venezuela as at April 2019

https://www.xpatulator.com/cost-of-living-article/Latest-International-Inflation-Rates_712.cfm

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Latest International Inflation Rates – March 2019

The highs and lows of the latest available inflation rate for all countries world wide (as available on 8 March 2019):
2688670% for Venezuela as at January 2019.
56.9% for Zimbabwe as at January 2019.
55% for North Korea as at July 2013.
48.9% for Argentina as at January 2019.
43.45% for the Sudan as at January 2019.
-1.9% for Saudi Arabia as at January 2019.
-2.4% for the United Arab Emirates as at January 2019.
-3.6% for Somalia as at December 2016.
-3.8% for Burundi as at January 2019.
-4.5% for Libya as at December 2018.

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The highest inflation rates in the world in 2019

The highest inflation rates in the world:
1,698,488% for Venezuela as at December 2018.
55% for North Korea as at July 2013.
47.1% for Argentina as at December 2018.
43.45% for the Sudan as at January 2019.
42.09% for Zimbabwe as at December 2018.
39.9% for Iran as at November 2018.
38.04% for the Central African Republic as at February 2016.
33.5% for South Sudan as at November 2018.
26.6% for Liberia as at October 2018.
20.35% for Turkey as at January 2019.
18.6% for Angola as at December 2018.
18.14% for Sierra Leone as at November 2018.
14.5% for Haiti as at November 2018.
14.4% for Uzbekistan as at December 2017.
12.7% for Egypt as at January 2019.
11.44% for Nigeria as at December 2018.
10.9% for Ethiopia as at January 2019.

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Latest International Inflation Rates – February 2019

8 Countries with the lowest inflation in the world:0% for Belize as at November 2018.
-0.2% for Benin as at December 2018.
-5.6% for Burundi as at December 2018.
-1.6% for Comoros as at December 2017.
-4.5% for Libya as at December 2018.
-0.3% for Qatar as at December 2018.
-1.8% for the Solomon Islands as at March 2017.
-3.6% for Somalia as at December 2016.
-0.05% for Taiwan as at December 2018.

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International Cost of Living 2019

Singapore is the most expensive city in the world for an expatriate professional migrant to live in as at January 2019, followed by Hong Kong and Luanda.

1. Singapore (Singapore-Asia-Pacific)
2. Hong Kong (China-Asia-Pacific)
3. Luanda (Angola-Africa)
4. Oslo (Norway-Europe)
5. Zurich (Switzerland-Europe)
6. Hamilton (Bermuda-Americas)
7. Geneva (Switzerland-Europe)
8. Tokyo (Japan-Asia-Pacific)
9. New York (Manhattan) NY (USA-Americas)
10. Monaco (Monaco-Europe)
11. Freetown (Sierra Leone-Africa)
12. San Jose CA (USA-Americas)
13. Bangui (Central African Republic-Africa)
14. Yokohama (Japan-Asia-Pacific)
15. George Town (Cayman Islands-Americas)
16. Copenhagen (Denmark-Europe)
17. Shanghai (China-Asia-Pacific)
18. Nassau (the Bahamas-Americas)
19. San Francisco CA (USA-Americas)
20. Sydney (Australia-Asia-Pacific)
21. Honolulu, HI (USA-Americas)
22. Osaka (Japan-Asia-Pacific)
23. Nagoya (Japan-Asia-Pacific)
24. Kobe (Japan-Asia-Pacific)
25. Macao (China-Asia-Pacific)

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