Daily Archives: August 25, 2010

Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby – Cost of Living

The economy of Papua New Guinea is richly endowed with natural resources, but exploitation has been hampered by the rugged terrain and the high cost of developing infrastructure. Agriculture provides a subsistence livelihood for the bulk of the population. Port … Continue reading

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Panama, Panama City – Cost of Living

The Economy of Panama is free market economy with a history of low inflation. It is based mainly on the services industry, heavily weighted toward banking, commerce, and tourism. Panama City is the capital and largest city of the Republic … Continue reading

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Palau, Melekeok – Cost of Living

The economy of Palau consists primarily of tourism, subsistence agriculture, and fishing. Tourist activity focuses on scuba diving and snorkeling in the islands’ rich marine environment, including its barrier reefs walls and World War II wrecks. The government is the … Continue reading

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How to Calculate an International Cost of Living Allowance

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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Furniture & Appliance International Cost of Living Ranking

This report provides you with the rank of Furniture & Appliance 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 … Continue reading

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Pakistan, Lahore – Cost of Living

The economy of Pakistan is a semi-industrialized economy, which mainly encompasses textiles, chemicals, food processing, agriculture and other industries. The structure of the Pakistani economy has changed from a mainly agricultural base to a strong service base. Agriculture now only … Continue reading

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