Category Archives: COLA

How to Calculate a Cost of Living Allowance

A Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) is a salary supplement paid to employees to cover differences in the cost of living, particularly as a result of an international assignment. The amount of COLA should enable an expatriate to be able … Continue reading

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My Thoughts On Expatriate Pay Philosophy

In my observation organisations spend insufficient time creating and reviewing their approach to expatriate pay. This is dangerous given that the highest employee turnover is at the beginning and end of international assignments, indicating a lack of integration of expatriate … Continue reading

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