Monthly Archives: July 2010

Asia-Pacific Cost of Living – 2010

Asia-Pacific has the top 2, most expensive cities in the world, as at 1 July 2010. Tokyo is first and Hong Kong the second most expensive location in the world (and most expensive in greater China), whilst Sydney is the … Continue reading

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Ethiopia, Addis Ababa – Cost of Living

The economy of Ethiopia is based on agriculture, which accounts for half of gross domestic product (GDP), 60% of exports, and 80% of total employment. Ethiopia has virtually no private sector business at all. Despite recent improvements, with an exploding … Continue reading

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Estonia, Tallinn – Cost of Living

The economy of Estonia’s economy is rated as high income by the World Bank. The Estonian economy Estonian economic miracle has often been described as the Baltic Tiger. Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. The most important … Continue reading

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Eritrea, Asmara – Cost of Living

The economy of Eritrea is largely based on subsistence agriculture, with 80% of the population involved in farming and herding. Drought has often created difficulty in the farming areas. Asmara is the capital city and largest settlement in Eritrea. Textiles … Continue reading

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Household International Cost of Living Ranking

This report provides you with the rank of Household cost of living indexes for 282 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 … Continue reading

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Equatorial Guinea, Malabo – Cost of Living

The economy of Equatorial Guinea has benefited from the discovery of large oil reserves in 1996 and its subsequent exploitation. Forestry, farming, and fishing are also major components of GDP. Subsistence farming predominates. The deterioration of the rural economy under … Continue reading

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El Salvador, San Salvador – Cost of Living

The economy of El Salvador has been hampered by natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes, but El Salvador currently has a steadily growing economy. The service sector is the largest component of GDP at 64%, followed by the industrial … Continue reading

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Egypt, Cairo – Cost of Living

The economy of Egypt depends mainly on agriculture, media, petroleum exports, and tourism; there are also more than three million Egyptians working abroad, mainly in Saudi Arabia, the Persian Gulf and Europe. Cairo is a megacity and a global city … Continue reading

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A new approach to expatriate pay

The challenges of ensuring expatriates are paid fair salaries across different countries, in the current economic climate, of the credit crisis together with rapid currency and inflation fluctuations are increasingly complex. The current economic climate has made it necessary to … Continue reading

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Healthcare International Cost of Living Ranking

This report provides you with the rank of Healthcare cost of living indexes for 282 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 … Continue reading

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