Category Archives: cost of living index

Household Accommodation Cost of Living July 2012

The top 10 Most expensive places – Household Accommodation Basket which includes House / Flat Mortgage, House / Flat Rental, Household Electricity Consumption, Household Gas / Fuel Consumption, Household Water Consumption and Local Property Rates / Taxes / Levies: China, … Continue reading

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Clothing Cost of Living July 2012

The top 10 Most expensive places – Clothing Basket which includes Business Suits, Casual Clothing, Children’s Clothing and footwear, Coats and hats, Evening Wear, Shoe Repairs and Underwear: Belarus, Minsk Brazil, Sao Paulo Brazil, Rio de Janeiro Venezuela, Caracas USA, … Continue reading

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Alcohol & Tobacco Cost of Living July 2012

The top 10 Most expensive places – Alcohol & Tobacco Basket (Note Alcohol only where legally sold) and includes Alcohol at Bar, Beer, Cigarettes, Locally Produced Spirit, Whiskey and Wine: Kiribati, South Tarawa Uzbekistan, Tashkent Vanuatu, Port Vila Brazil, Sao … Continue reading

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Cost of Living – America July 2012

The oil rich countries of Venezuela and Brazil are the most expensive places to live for expatriates in the Americas. Caracas is the Americas most expensive place to live in July 2012, both overall and based on the cost of … Continue reading

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Latest Cost of Living Rankings out tomorrow 1 July – Don’t miss out!!

Will Tokyo retain its top spot as the most expensive place to live in the world based on the overall cost of living, encompassing all cost of living baskets for the 3rd quarter of 2012. How about Zurich, is the … Continue reading

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Expat Eye on the World

  Being much more visual when it comes to gathering information or purely learning just about anything, I am always on the look out for videos that will help me achieve this. Deciding to become an expat IS a big … 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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