Daily Archives: March 1, 2010

Grenada, Saint Georges Cost of Living January 2010

LOCATION: Grenada is an island between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago. CAPITAL CITY: St George’s LARGEST CITY: St George’s CURRENCY: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD) ECONOMY: Grenada relies on tourism as its main source of … Continue reading

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Greenland, Nuuk Cost of Living January 2010

LOCATION: Greenland is a self-governing Danish province located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. CAPITAL CITY: Nuuk LARGEST CITY: Nuuk CURRENCY: Danish krone (DKK) ECONOMY: Greenland is critically dependent on fishing and fish exports; … Continue reading

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Salary Purchasing Power Parity

Internationally comparable cost of living data is crucial to forming sustainable expatriate pay policies and monitoring progress. Market exchange rates give misleading comparisons because they do not reflect salary purchasing power differences. Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) accounts for price differences … Continue reading

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Greece, Athens Cost of Living January 2010

LOCATION: Greece is in Southern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey. CAPITAL CITY: Athens LARGEST CITY: Athens CURRENCY: Euro (EUR) ECONOMY: Greece has a capitalist economy with the public sector accounting … Continue reading

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Gibraltar, Gibraltar Cost of Living January 2010

LOCATION: Gibraltar is in South-western Europe, bordering the Strait of Gibraltar, which links the Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, on the southern coast of Spain. CAPITAL CITY: Gibraltar LARGEST CITY: Gibraltar CURRENCY: Gibraltar Pound (GIP) which is fixed … Continue reading

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Ghana, Accra Cost of Living January 2010

LOCATION: Ghana is in Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d’Ivoire and Togo. CAPITAL CITY: Accra LARGEST CITY: Accra CURRENCY: Ghanaian New Cedi (GHS) ECONOMY: Ghana has roughly twice the per capita output of the poorest countries … Continue reading

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Germany, Frankfurt Cost of Living January 2010

LOCATION: Germany is in Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark. CAPITAL CITY: Berlin LARGEST CITY: Berlin CURRENCY: Euro (?) (EUR) ECONOMY: Germany has an affluent and technologically powerful … Continue reading

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