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What is Expatriate Pay Philosophy?

Organisations spend insufficient time creating a well designed expatriate remuneration strategy and policy. 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 pay philosophy with … Continue reading

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Overseas Assignment? July 2013 Cost of Living Rankings Now.

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Zurich in Switzerland is ranked as the overall most expensive city to live in, world-wide, according to Xpatulator.com’s July 2013 international cost of living rankings. Thimphu in Bhutan, is ranked the cheapest. Tokyo dropped 2 places in April, and another 3 places in … Continue reading

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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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Cost of Living – Education – October 2011

Cost of living rank of Education 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 spending patterns across 13 broad categories (Basket Groups). 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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Antigua and Barbuda Cost of Living

Antigua and Barbuda cost of living is ranked a middle cost of living location. Continue reading

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The need to be open minded as an Expat

continuation of raising kids as an Expat…..being openminded Continue reading

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