Monthly Archives: April 2011

Comparative Cost of Living : Perth, Australia

Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia and ranks fourth amongst the nation’s cities, with a growth rate consistently above the national average. The climate is hot with Summer temperatures rising to 36°, … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 international cost of living, cost of living, cost of living allowance, cost of living calculator, cost of living comparison, International cost of living comparison, International Cost of Living Rank; International Cost of Living Index, Perth Australia Cost of Living

Brisbane, Australia Cost of Living

Brisbane’s economy is diverse. White-collar industries include information technology, financial services, higher education and public sector administration generally concentrated in and around the central business district and recently established office areas in the inner suburbs. Blue-collar industries, including petroleum refining, stevedoring, paper milling, metalworking and QR railway workshops, tend to be located on the lower reaches of the Brisbane River and in new industrial zones on the urban fringe. Tourism is an important part of the Brisbane economy, both in its own right and as a gateway to other areas of Queensland.
What is the cost of living in Brisbane? Continue reading

Posted in 2011 international cost of living | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Expatriate Spotlight on Buenos Aires in Argentina

Argentina is in Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Chile and Uruguay. Buenos Aires is the capital city of Argentina, translated meaning “Land of Silver”. Continue reading

Posted in 2011 international cost of living

Education International Cost of Living Ranking – April 2011

This report provides you with the rank of Education cost of living indexes as at April 2011 for each of our 300 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 across 13 broad categories (Basket Groups). Continue reading

Posted in 2011 international cost of living | Tagged , , , , , ,

International Cost of Living Ranking – April 2011

Rising grocery and oil prices are impacting the low income earners most severely, but are also likely to impact expatriate purchasing power.
Lower income earners spend a larger percentage of their income on groceries and transport. The world’s poorest consumers spend a large proportion of their income, around 50 to 70 percent, on food and have limited capacity to adjust quickly to rapid price increases. In places like Egypt, Tunisia and Libya this has contributed to political unrest. At the expatriate level the impact will also be felt as up to 16% of their income is spent on groceries and 18% on transport. Continue reading

Posted in 2011 international cost of living | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Alcohol and Tobacco International Cost of Living Ranking – April 2011

This report provides you with the rank of Alcohol & Tobacco cost of living indexes as at April 2011 for each of our 300 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 across 13 broad categories (Basket Groups). Continue reading

Posted in 2011 international cost of living | Tagged , , , , ,

Clothing International Cost of Living Rank – April 2011

This report provides you with the rank of Clothing cost of living indexes as at April 2011 for each of our 300 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 across 13 broad categories (Basket Groups). Continue reading

Posted in 2011 international cost of living | Tagged , , , , ,