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Xpatulator.com is a website that provides international cost of living information and calculators that can help you determine cost of living indexes, cost of living allowances, salary purchasing power and international assignment packages to compensate for cost of living, hardship, and exchange rate differences.

International Cost of Living Q2 2021

World’s most expensive places in April 2021. Cost of living indexes (New York = 100) : Top 3 Singapore 141 Hong kong 136 Monaco 122 Sample of other places Geneva 117.4 Zurich 117.4 Oslo 113.5 Copenhagen 108.7 Macao 108.4 Tokyo … Continue reading

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International Cost of Living Q1 2021

Singapore is the most expensive city in the world for Expatriate’s to live, with an overall cost of living index of 139.78. Singapore’s education system, which is widely regarded as the best in the world, is also the most expensive … Continue reading

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International Cost of Living – October 2020

Hong Kong is the most expensive city for Expats in the world with an overall Cost of Living Index (COLI), for all 13 basket groups, of 139.14 (New York =100). Singapore is the second most expensive city in the world … Continue reading

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International Cost of Living – July 2020

Hong Kong is the most expensive city for Expats in the world as at July 2020, mainly due to extremely high housing costs (which counts for around 30% of the overall cost of living for most Expats), with limited space … Continue reading

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International Cost of Living – May 2020

The world has changed dramatically in the past few months and we will continue to experience rapid change in the months to come. Without a vaccine that works long-term, there is no return to “normal”. There is only life with … Continue reading

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What is the most expensive country in the world for Expatriates in 2020?

Zimbabwe is the most expensive country for Expatriates to live in due to the current economic crisis. Hong Kong is the second most expensive country due to the very high cost of housing and healthcare. Singapore is the third most … Continue reading

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Asia Pacific Expat Cost of Living Comparison 2020

Asia Pacific has 3 cities in the top 10 most expensive cities in the world. The Cost of Living Index (COLI) for cities in Asia Pacific is the result of dividing each locations cost of living by the cost of … Continue reading

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What is most expensive city in America in 2020?

San Francisco CA is the most expensive location in the Americas as at January 2020. American countries and cities are extremely diverse ranging from the most developed, wealthy and technologically advanced, through to some of the poorest and least developed … Continue reading

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Africa Expat Cost of Living Comparison 2020

The top 10 most expensive cities in Africa for an Expat as at January 2020. 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 … Continue reading

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What is most expensive city in Africa in 2020?

Prices are out of control. Wage purchasing power has plummeted due to food and fuel prices soaring. Foreign currency shortages have got even worse than before. Inflation is now over 500%…….it is now the most expensive city in Africa and … Continue reading

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