Monthly Archives: May 2013

How to NOT have an X-Trailing Spouse

I was that woman, I could have been a man in this situation, but I was that woman. You know the one, the Trailing Spouse as we are commonly known.  The one that gets to say “Yes” to moving abroad … Continue reading

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Cost of Living Differences Around the World — Just How Big Are They?

What makes one city more expensive than another?  Why is Switzerland so expensive? Why is Tokyo no longer the most expensive place in the world? Switzerland is fragmented into different cultures and different languages in different geographical areas. In comparison to most countries, people do … Continue reading

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The What? The Balassa–Samuelson Effect.

The Balassa–Samuelson effect is the theory behind the Salary Purchasing Power Parity Calculator (SPPP). The goal of this calculator is to determine how much salary, in a host location, will give an employee the same purchasing power as they currently have in … Continue reading

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Property Tax for Singapore

Originally posted on Singapore Property I Singapore New Launch I Singapore Real Estate:
Singapore’s property tax is based on a percentage of the annual value of the property and it is applicable for any class of properties in Singapore. Owners…

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Expat Countries — Expensive or Cheap?

Yesterday I posted an article on the most expensive cities to live in as an expat, why are these the most expensive cities and which expat cities are cheaper to reside in? Cost of living rankings are released by many … Continue reading

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Do You Live In The Most Expensive City In The World?

Xpatulator.com releases the Cost of Living Rankings every quarter, these rankings measure the comparative cost of living in  780 locations, covering every country worldwide.  Local prices are used to  compare  defined quantities of the same goods and services, these are then … Continue reading

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