Daily Archives: September 22, 2010

French Polynesia, Papeete – Cost of Living

The economy of French Polynesia is moderately developed and dependent on imported goods, tourism, and the financial assistance of mainland France. Tourist facilities are well developed and are available on the major islands.   Papeete is the capital of French … Continue reading

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French Guiana, Cayenne – Cost of Living

French Guiana is heavily dependent on France for subsidies, trade, and goods. Main industries include fishing, gold mining and timber. The Guiana Space Centre at Kourou contributes 25% of GDP and employs approximately 1,700 people.   Cayenne is the capital … Continue reading

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France, Marseille – Cost of Living

The economy of France is a mixed economy which is the fifth largest economy in the world, by measurement of GDP (nominal), behind the United States, Japan, China and Germany. It is the second largest economy in Europe.   Marseille … 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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France, Lyon – Cost of Living

The economy of France is a mixed economy which is the fifth largest economy in the world, by measurement of GDP (nominal), behind the United States, Japan, China and Germany. It is the second largest economy in Europe.   Lyon … Continue reading

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