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How to Calculate a Cost of Living Allowance – Part 2

The formula for calculating the specific cost of living index for an international assignment is as follows: Cost of Living Index = Customized Cost of Living Index for Host City / Customized Cost of Living Index for Home City When moving … Continue reading

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How to Calculate a Cost of Living Allowance – Part 1

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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Cost of living – Communication – October 2011

Cost of living rank of Communication cost of living indexes as at October 2011 for 300 global locations. The indexes are calculated using the prices for specific quantities of the same goods and services in each location, based on expatriate … Continue reading

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Cost of Living – Clothing – October 2011

Cost of living rank of Clothing cost of living indexes as at October 2011 for 300 global locations. The indexes are calculated using the prices for specific quantities of the same goods and services in each location, based on expatriate … Continue reading

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Cost of Living – Alcohol & Tobacco – October 2011

CC Image Rights:   Clock Cost of living rank of Alcohol & Tobacco cost of living indexes as at October 2011 for 300 global locations. The indexes are calculated using the prices for specific quantities of the same goods and services … Continue reading

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The Cost of Living in Doha, Qatar

Qatar is a peninsula bordering the Arabian Gulf and Saudi Arabia.  Arabic is the national language and English is spoken by most locals and expatriates. Doha is Qatar’s largest city, with over 80% of the nation’s population residing here or its surrounding … Continue reading

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The Cost of Connecting

For 3 years I have been a nomadic expat, for 3 years I have battled to find an easy accessible and cheap way to connect while on the road. Why? Well I don’t always stay in hotels where internet access has now become part of the package, although not all hotels offer this service for free and for those who do I am eternally grateful. Continue reading

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