Tag Archives: International Cost of Living

International Cost of Living Rankings vs Expatriate Quality of Living

Ever wondered if the most expensive countries to live in the world measure up to the countries with the best quality of living? With Switzerland coming in first on the HSBC Explorer Survey, it ranks as fourth most expensive to … Continue reading

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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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Myanmar – What Culture are you stepping into?

  Found in South East Asia, Myanmar (Burma) borders the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand.

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Expat China: Risk, Culture, Working Hours and Language

As an expat moving to a country outside of your own culture, the prospect can be quite daunting.  However if you have information your require on what to expect, a little bit of courage and lots of drive anything is possible. … Continue reading

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China Expat Experience

We have put together expats experiences of different countries. Thinking of moving abroad? Then read our weekly blog from expats living around the world. Natalie Cossavella living in China Where are you originally from? I’m from South Africa Is this … Continue reading

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Top Ranked COL Expat Cities April 2014

Luanda retains top position for most expensive city in the world and Africa for expatriates Caracas moves up from fifth position in the world and is the most expensive in the Americas Singapore most expensive in Asia Pacific Oslo most expensive in … Continue reading

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Expatriate International Cost of Living Location Rankings April 2014

  Xpatulator.com city rankings show Luanda Angola at #1, Caracas Venezuela #2 and Oslo Norway #3. Here are the Top 10 City Rankings including all 13 basket groups:   Top 10 City Rankings (all 13 baskets)  April Ranking Location January … Continue reading

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International Cost of Living Index for Top Ten Ranked Cities January 2014

The below grid shows the Cost of Living Index (COLI) variances over the last 6 years from January 2009 to January 2014 1. The most noticeable change in Cost of Living Index (COLI) is Tokyo from 142.96 to 122.9 index points, … Continue reading

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What is your future in 2014?

Thinking of moving to another city? Thinking of moving to a new job? Or perhaps you company is relocating you? Have you considered the expenses that you are going to incur on the other side, or the savings you may … Continue reading

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Most Expensive City in World – in Africa

Globally and in Africa, Luanda Angola is the most expensive destination for expats despite the obvious poverty and sprawling slums. The Swiss cities of Zurich and Geneva still maintain their positions in the top ten, while Caracas moves up the … Continue reading

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