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Differing Levels of Expatriate Compensation

We recently received an interesting FAQ that I wanted to share with you.   The question revolved around the Cost of Living Allowance Analysis and whether it took into account the differing levels of compensation that an expat can receive. … Continue reading

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Cost of Living Rankings – Transport – April 2012

Cost of living rank of Transport cost of living indexes as at April 2012 for all 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 Rankings – Restaurants, Meals Out and Hotel – April 2012

Cost of Living Rankings – Restaurants, Meals Out & Hotel – April 2012 Cost of living rank of Restaurants, Meals Out and Hotels cost of living indexes as at April 2012 for all global locations. The indexes are calculated using … Continue reading

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Cost of Living Rankings – Recreation and Culture – April 2012

  Cost of living rank of Recreation and Culture cost of living indexes as at April 2012 for all global locations. The indexes are calculated using the prices for specific quantities of the same goods and services in each location, … Continue reading

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Cost of Living Rankings – Miscellaneous – April 2012

Cost of living rank of Miscellaneous cost of living indexes as at April 2012 for all 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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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 – Household Accommodation – October 2011

Cost of living rank of Household 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 – Healthcare – October 2011

Cost of living rank of Healthcare 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 – Groceries – October 2011

Cost of living rank of Grocery 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 – 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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