Monthly Archives: January 2010

Sri Lanka, the soft side of Expat Living

An Expat Lifestyle From an expat perspective, I could not fault the lifestyle. Beaches stretch on forever, the natural beauty of the island is encompassed with a jungle filled with coconut and banana trees, tea plantations, herbs, spices and flowers. … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka, Colombo – The Tea Country…..

My trip to Sri Lanka was very diverse to say the least and reminded me very much of Mauritius, Sychelles, Bali and most islands in the Indian Ocean. Some facts: Sri Lanka is in Southern Asia, it is an island … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 International Cost of Living, Colombo, cost of living, Sri Lanka

Hot and Critical Skills

A critical skill is a skill or set of skills that are essential to the organization’s mission and objectives. These are the core skills the organization must have to be able to function. Continue reading

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Latest International Cost of Living Ranking – January 2010

This report provides you with the rank of cost of living indexes as at January 2010 for each of our 276 global locations. The indexes are calculated using the prices for specific quantities of the same goods and services in each location, based on expatriate spending patterns across 13 broad categories (Basket Groups). Our calculators make use of a cost of living index customised to the basket groups selected, the Exchange Rate and a relative Hardship Comparison for 276 locations around the globe. Together with the assignees salary you are provided with a report on-line, based on your input and Xpatulator’s data, which you can save, e-mail or convert to a pdf file. Continue reading

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Effectiveness – How you can do more with less time

Your effectiveness is about identifying your most important task and tackling it with single-minded focus until it is completed. The challenge is usually those tasks that you know are priorities, but that you’ve put off for whatever reason. Continue reading

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International Cost of Living Index Rank 2010

The January 2010 International Cost of Living Ranking covers 276 global locations across the world. We have reported the 10 most expensive countries to live in, the 10 fastest movers up and down in ranking and the 10 most expensive … Continue reading

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International Cost of Living Index Rank 2010

The January 2010 International Cost of Living Ranking for 276 global locations across the world. Includes the 10 most expensive countries to live in, the 10 biggest movers up and down in ranking and the 10 most expensive countries per basket item. Tokyo is the most expensive place for an expatriate to live while Tianjin in China takes over from Zimbabwe as the cheapest place for an expatriate to live. Continue reading

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2010 International Cost of Living Rank

The rank of cost of living indexes as at January 2010 for each of our 276 global locations have just been released. The indexes are calculated using the prices for specific quantities of the same goods and services in each … Continue reading

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Per Diem

When organizations send employees on business trips, short term assignments, conferences, or training they typically pay employees what is typically called a per diem allowance. The purpose of a per diem allowance is to cover expenses incurred by an employee, … Continue reading

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Hot and Critical Skills

A critical skill is a skill or set of skills that are essential to the organization’s mission and objectives. These are the core skills the organization must have to be able to function. A hot skill is a skill or … Continue reading

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