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Kenya Cost of Living: Expatriate Cultural Tips, Risk Rating, Tipping and More…

Kenya is a country of diversity, where within its borders are you will find the rich savannahs where big game roam, where cultures are unchanged by the modern world, pristine beaches and coral reefs stretch the coastline, equatorial forests and mighty snow-capped mountains can be found … Continue reading

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International Cost of Living July 2009

if you were to relocate anywhere in the world right now, where would you experience the lowest cost of living with the least amount of hardship? Hardship is used as the measure of discomfort a person and their family are likely to experience. Each global location is ranked between 1 which is minimal hardship and 4 which is extreme hardship. Assuming therefore that you would want to live in a minimal hardship location, the location with the lowest cost of living index is…… 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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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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