Monthly Archives: October 2010

International Cost of Living Rankings – September 2010’s cost of living data is based on prices for the same quantity and quality of goods and services, representative of expatriate lifestyle, in each city. The data is collected and updated on a quarterly basis. The cost of living … 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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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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Communication International Cost of Living Ranking 2010

This report provides you with the rank of Communication cost of living indexes as at September 2010 for each of our 300 global locations. The indexes are calculated using the prices for specific quantities of the same goods and services … Continue reading

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Asia-Pacific Cost of Living – 2010

Tokyo is the costliest city in the world in which to live. Tokyo is the most expensive city in the world in which to live, out of 300 global locations, surveyed in September 2010. While Tokyo is relatively cheap for … 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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Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo – Cost of Living

The economy of the Dominican Republic is the largest in Central America and the Caribbean. It is a upper middle-income developing country. Santo Domingo, is the capital and largest city in the Dominican Republic. Santo Domingo is the center of … Continue reading

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Dominica, Roseau – Cost of Living

The economy of Dominica is dominated by bananas and other agriculture, and nearly one-third of the labour force works in agriculture. This sector, however, is highly vulnerable to weather conditions and to external events affecting commodity prices. Roseau is the … Continue reading

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