Category Archives: International Cost of Living Rank; International Cost of Living Index

Comparative Cost of Living : Perth, Australia

Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia and ranks fourth amongst the nation’s cities, with a growth rate consistently above the national average. The climate is hot with Summer temperatures rising to 36°, … Continue reading

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Healthcare International Cost of Living Ranking – April 2011

This report provides you with the rank of Healthcare cost of living indexes as at April 2011 for each of our 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 spending patterns across 13 broad categories (Basket Groups). Our calculators make use of the cost of living indexes, based on your input and Xpatulator’s data, to create reports online which you can save, e-mail or convert to a pdf file. Continue reading

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The truth about expat lifestyle in Greece

The truth about expat lifestyle in Greece, a personal recount…. Continue reading

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International Cost Of Living Index Calculation

When comparing the cost of living between different locations the objective is to calculate the difference in the cost of living expressed as an index (e.g. dividing the cost of living in Location A by the cost of living in Location B may result in an index of 140). Continue reading

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Maldives, Male – Cost of Living

Male has an overall cost of living index which equates it with middle cost of living locations. The overall cost of living index is comprised of the prices for defined quantities of the same goods and services across all 13 Basket Groups. Continue reading

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Lebanon, Beirut – Cost of Living

The economy of Lebanon is characterized by remittances from Lebanese abroad which account for one fifth of the country’s economy. The thriving tourism and banking activities have made the services sector the most important part of the Lebanese economy employing nearly 65% of the workforce. Continue reading

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Negotiating an Expatriate Package

Although international experience can be helpful for future promotional prospects, companies recognize that employees are cautious about going abroad for “possible future consideration”. Consequently companies usually offer employees financial and non-financial incentives to compensate for the upheaval associated with relocation … Continue reading

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Africa Cost of Living – July to September 2010

Africa’s most expensive city for expatriates is Luanda in Angola (ranked 15 in the world) with a cost of living index of 106.17 (New York = 100). Luanda is particularly expensive for education, (ranked 3 in the world), accommodation (ranked … Continue reading

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Americas Cost of Living – July to September 2010

The Americas most expensive city is Brasilia which is the world’s fourth most expensive city to live in. Caracas (ranked 11 in the world) is the second most expensive city in the Americas; however this may change as a result … Continue reading

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Europe Cost of Living – July to September 2010

Europe’s most expensive cities are those that are not on the Euro. The most expensive city in Europe is Geneva (ranked 3 in the world). The Swiss Franc has strengthened by 8% in the past year and by 16% over … Continue reading

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