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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 October 2011

Figures used in this report were taken from Xpatulator.com’s cost of living database as at 1 October 2011. The ranks are based on the overall cost of living index using all 13 basket groups with New York as the base city (Cost of living index = 100). Continue reading

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Transport International Cost of Living Ranking – April 2011

This report provides you with the rank of Transport cost of living indexes as at April 2011 for each of our 300 global locations. 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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Spending and Cost of Living

  Spending patterns amongst expatriates on international assignments can vary a great deal. How do spending patterns impact expatriate salary calculations?   What expatriates spend their salaries on in their host country, is a result of a number of factors … Continue reading

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International Cost of Living Rankings 1 April 2009

In December 2008 London was ranked the 6th most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, having been ranked 1st a year before. As at April 2009 London is the 23rd most expensive place in the world for expatriates. This does not mean that the cost of living for expatriates living in London has decreased significantly, what it does mean is that relative to other places in the world, London is no longer as expensive as it was in recent years. What makes London’s cost of living relatively lower than it was is mainly due to the increase in the cost of living elsewhere together with the weaker British Pound. Continue reading

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How to Calculate a Cost of Living Allowance

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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A New Approach to Expatriate Pay

The challenges of ensuring expatriates are paid fair salaries across different countries, in the current economic climate, of the credit crisis together with rapid currency and inflation fluctuations are increasingly complex. The current economic climate has made it necessary to … Continue reading

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