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Europe Expat Cost of Living Rankings April 2016

Zurich and Geneva are ranked as the first and second most expensive expat cities in Europe and the 8th and 10th most expensive global locations for expatriates. Despite the fact that there have been moderate price increases in most of … Continue reading

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Africa Expat Cost of Living Rankings April 2016

Overall African countries are some of the poorest and least developed in the world, with relatively low local cost of living expenses; however the cost of importing and transporting the international standard of goods that expatriates expect to purchase in … Continue reading

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International Expatriate Cost of Living Rankings April 2016

Caracas is the most expensive expatriate city to live in worldwide for the third successive year. The second costliest city to maintain an expat lifestyle is the capital of oil-rich Angola, Luanda, due to the extremely high cost of maintaining … Continue reading

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Education International Cost of Living Ranking – April 2011

This report provides you with the rank of Education cost of living indexes as at April 2011 for each of our 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 spending patterns across 13 broad categories (Basket Groups). Continue reading

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International Cost of Living Ranking – April 2011

Rising grocery and oil prices are impacting the low income earners most severely, but are also likely to impact expatriate purchasing power.
Lower income earners spend a larger percentage of their income on groceries and transport. The world’s poorest consumers spend a large proportion of their income, around 50 to 70 percent, on food and have limited capacity to adjust quickly to rapid price increases. In places like Egypt, Tunisia and Libya this has contributed to political unrest. At the expatriate level the impact will also be felt as up to 16% of their income is spent on groceries and 18% on transport. Continue reading

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Alcohol and Tobacco International Cost of Living Ranking – April 2011

This report provides you with the rank of Alcohol & Tobacco cost of living indexes as at April 2011 for each of our 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 spending patterns across 13 broad categories (Basket Groups). Continue reading

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Clothing International Cost of Living Rank – April 2011

This report provides you with the rank of Clothing cost of living indexes as at April 2011 for each of our 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 spending patterns across 13 broad categories (Basket Groups). Continue reading

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