Monthly Archives: July 2016

Middle East Expat Cost of Living Comparison Rankings July 2016

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

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Europe Expat Cost of Living Comparison Rankings July 2016

Zurich and Geneva are ranked as the first and second most expensive expat cities in Europe and the 5th and 6th most expensive cities for expatriates. This is due primarily to the strong Swiss Franc which has maintained its position … Continue reading

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Asia Pacific Expat Cost of Living Comparison Rankings July 2016

Hong Kong has not only retained the top spot as the overall most expensive in Asia-Pacific, it has become the most expensive city in the world, mainly due to the extremely high housing costs, as well as high cost of … Continue reading

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America Expat Cost of Living Comparison Rankings July 2016

Hamilton in Bermuda is the most expensive location in the Americas, in 9th place globally; this is due to the high price of property and the fact that most items have to be transported to Bermuda adding a great deal … Continue reading

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Africa Expat Cost of Living Comparison Rankings July 2016

Overall African countries are some of the poorest and least developed in the world, with relatively low local cost of living expenses; however the cost of importing and transporting the international standard of goods that expatriates expect to purchase in … Continue reading

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Latest International Country Inflation Rates July 2016

The latest available inflation rate for all countries world wide (2016 est.): Afghanistan 5% Albania 0.7% Algeria 6.08% Angola 29.23% Anguilla 3.1% Antigua and Barbuda 1.4% Argentina 40.5% Armenia -2.1% Aruba -1.6% Australia 1.3% Austria 0.6% Azerbaijan 10.5% Bahamas 2% … Continue reading

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The 10 Cheapest Low Hardship Cities For Expatriate Professional Migrants July 2016

An expatriate professional migrant is someone who voluntarily lives outside their country in order to take up a job opportunity and a better or at the very least a similar, quality of life with the intention returning to their home … Continue reading

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The 10 Cheapest Low Hardship Countries For Expatriate Professional Migrants July 2016

The 10 cheapest low hardship countries for expatriate professional migrants as at July 2016 for all expat basket items from most cheapest to less cheap are as follows: 1. Poland (Europe) 2. Hungary (Europe) 3. Botswana (Africa) 4. South Africa … Continue reading

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International Hardship Premium Locations 2016

Hardship refers to the relative difference an expatriate and their family are likely to experience and the relative impact on their lifestyle when moving between different locations. In assessing how much to pay an expatriate, it is important to take … Continue reading

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International City Cost of Living 2016 for Expatriate Professional Migrants

Hong Kong is the most expensive city in the world for an expatriate professional migrant to live in 2016. The top ten most expensive cities in the world comprise three from Asia-Pacific (Hong Kong (1); Singapore (4); Tokyo (8)), three … Continue reading

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