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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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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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Latest Cost of Living Rankings out tomorrow 1 July – Don’t miss out!!

Will Tokyo retain its top spot as the most expensive place to live in the world based on the overall cost of living, encompassing all cost of living baskets for the 3rd quarter of 2012. How about Zurich, is the … Continue reading

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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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Brisbane, Australia Cost of Living

Brisbane’s economy is diverse. White-collar industries include information technology, financial services, higher education and public sector administration generally concentrated in and around the central business district and recently established office areas in the inner suburbs. Blue-collar industries, including petroleum refining, stevedoring, paper milling, metalworking and QR railway workshops, tend to be located on the lower reaches of the Brisbane River and in new industrial zones on the urban fringe. Tourism is an important part of the Brisbane economy, both in its own right and as a gateway to other areas of Queensland.
What is the cost of living in Brisbane? Continue reading

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Argentina Cost of Living

Argentina cost of living is ranked a low cost of living location. 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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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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International Cost of Living Comparison – Global Trends November 2008

Credit crisis + slowing global economies + falling house prices + global stock market + exchange rate volatility + US dollar strengthening = major change in the global cost of living rankings. Continue reading

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