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Canada, Edmonton
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Canada, EdmontonEdmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta and is the province's second-largest city. Edmonton is the major economic centre for northern and central Alberta and a major centre for the oil and gas industry. Despite the focus on oil and gas, Edmonton's economy is one of the most diverse in Canada with strong industrial, technology, biotech, research and education sectors.

Canada is in Northern North America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean on the east, North Pacific Ocean on the west, and the Arctic Ocean on the north, north of the USA. Varies from temperate in south to subarctic and arctic in north. Mostly plains with mountains in west and lowlands in southeast.
The main languages are English, French (both official). The main religions are Christianity.

The economy of Canada is one of the world's wealthiest, with a high per-capita income, and it is a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the G8. It is one of the world's top ten trading nations.

The population is 1.04 Mil (2014 est.), while the iinflation rate is 2.4% (2014 est.).


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates in Edmonton as at 1 July 2014 is high in comparison to other places in the world.


In Edmonton, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average in USD, is categorized follows:
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: High
2) Clothing: High
3) Communication: High
4) Education: Very Low
5) Furniture & Appliances: High
6) Groceries: Very High
7) Healthcare: High
8) Household Accommodation: High
9) Miscellaneous: Very High
10) Personal Care: Very High
11) Recreation & Culture: High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very High
13) Transport: Very High

Edmonton is for example 29% more expensive than Montevideo for groceries, 10.6% more expensive for household costs than Durban, and 25.3% more expensive for transport costs than Athens.

Edmonton is ranked as a minimal hardship location.


Hardship (also know as quality of living) refers to the degree of hardship an expatriate and their family are likely to experience in the host location. Hardship pay is compensation to encourage people to move, in particular to less desirable locations. In determining the amount of hardship premium payable, factors such as economic, political, religious, infrastructure, environment/climate, personal safety, health, education, and transportation factors are considered.

The hardship premium for Edmonton for an expat from Zurich is for example 0%, i.e. host location (Edmonton) premium of 10% minus home (Zurich) location premium of 10%.

Xpatulator.com has been created to assist subscribers calculate expatriate pay using the online calculators and extensive database of cost of living and hardship indexes, for 780 international locations.

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