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South Asia Expensive for Expats or Not?

The most expensive countries in South Asia are: Maldives; Sri Lanka; and India. The cheapest city in South Asia is Thimphu in Bhutan (the cheapest city in the world). The biggest mover down the rankings is Male, which has dropped 15 places since April to become the … Continue reading

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International Cost of living in July 2011

The July cost of living rankings reflect a rapidly changing world. This year has seen political uprisings in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Bahrain and Syria; Ireland, Portugal and Greece are in financial crisis. At first glance the causes appear to be related to poor management of the economy, combined with other factors such as youth unemployment and political freedom. However it can also be argued that a common issue is the cost of living, particularly for the poorest sectors within each country. 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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