Monthly Archives: May 2016

International Transport Cost of Living 2016

The 2016 top 20 most expensive expatriate places for transport items such as fuel (petrol/gasoline), public transport, vehicle purchase and maintenance: 1. Asmara 2. Oslo 3. Zurich 4. London 5. Copenhagen 6. Geneva 7. Banjul 8. Yokohama 9. Osaka 10. … Continue reading

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Expatriate Pay Philosophy

It is important to ask questions about your current expatriate pay philosophy. Does your current expatriate pay philosophy drive the desired behaviour? Is the current policy and practice aligned to organisational objectives? Does the current policy work for or against … Continue reading

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The Secret to Moving

Before you disregard the importance of what you need to earn when moving to a new country, take all aspects into account. At the end of the day what you will earn, will determine the school, home, medical facilities and … Continue reading

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The most expensive places to drink and smoke

The most expensive places for alcohol & tobacco items such as beer, spirits, wine and cigarettes. 1. Caracas 2. Asmara 3. Seoul 4. Singapore 5. Jakarta 6. Incheon 7. Moroni 8. Daegu 9. Busan 10. Dubai 11. Amman 12. Bandung … Continue reading

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Country Cost of Living Comparison 2016

South Sudan is the most expensive country in the world for expats in 2016 due to the extremely high cost of maintaining a secure, expatriate style, standard of living and importing goods in the world’s newest country. The economy of … Continue reading

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Middle East Expat Cost of Living Comparison 2016

Abu-Dhabi in the UAE is the most expensive city for expats in the Middle East, followed by Beirut in second place. Dubai and Doha are third and fourth respectively, while Manama has dropped out of the top 10 most expensive … Continue reading

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International Groceries Cost Comparison April 2016

The April 2016 most expensive places for grocery items such as consumables, cleaning products, dairy, fresh fruits and vegetables, general food products, snacks and soft drinks. 1. Caracas 2. Luanda 3. Asmara 4. Zurich 5. Geneva 6. George Town 7. … Continue reading

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