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International Cost of Living Calculator

We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:


Expat Salary: Salary purchasing power parity calculator, for simple cost of living comparison and international salary calculation (e.g. to compare a salary offer).


Cost of Living Comparison: Cost of living allowance calculator, compares cost of living and hardship and calculates a cost of living allowance based on the difference.


International Cost of Living Index: Cost of living index calculator, compares multiple locations to a home base (e.g. international offices compared to HQ).


International Assignment: International assignment management calculator, for global mobility managers who use the build-up approach for detailed international assignment salary and allowance calculations.

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The global cost of living calculators have been created to compare the cost of living in every country and major city in the world, to help you manage short and long term assignments (page down for a description of each cost of living calculator):

Cost of Living Allowance
Cost of Living Index
International Assignment Management
Salary Purchasing Power Parity
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Cyprus, All Areas
Overview

Cyprus, All Areas

Cyprus is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey. Temperate; Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool winters. Central plain with mountains to north and south; scattered but significant plains along southern coast.

The official languages are Greek and Turkish. Most people speak Greek. Cypriot Greek is slightly different from mainland Greek, but is understood by Greek-speakers. English is widely spoken and understood. French and German are also spoken in tourist centres. Most people speak Turkish in the TRNC, though many understand Greek. The main religions are Christianity, Islam.

The economy of Cyprus is dominated by the division of the country into the southern area controlled by the Cyprus Government and the northern Turkish Cypriot-administered area. The Greek Cypriot economy is a prosperous one. Cyprus has an open, free-market, service-based economy with some light manufacturing. The Cypriots are among the most prosperous people in the Mediterranean region. Internationally, Cyprus promotes its geographical location as a "bridge" between West and East, along with its educated English-speaking population, moderate local costs, good airline connections, and telecommunications.

The population in Cyprus is 0.839 Mil (2014 est.), while the inflation rate is -1.19% (2014 est.).


Cost Of Living

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


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

Cyprus is for example 15.6% more expensive than Uruguay for groceries, -0.7% cheaper for household costs than South Africa, and 26.3% more expensive for transport costs than Greece.

Cyprus 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 Cyprus for an expat from Switzerland, is for example 0%, i.e. host location (Cyprus) premium of 10% minus home (Switzerland) 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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