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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).


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Dominica, Roseau
Overview

Dominica, RoseauRoseau is the capital and largest city of Dominica. The urban structure of Central Roseau is based on an irregular grid system of miniature proportions. Exports include bananas, bay oil, vegetables, grapefruit, oranges and cocoa, services.

Dominica is an island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about half way between Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago. Tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds; heavy rainfall. Rugged mountains of volcanic origin.

The official language is English. A large section of the population speaks Kwéyòl (Creole), a French-based dialect. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Dominica is dominated by bananas and other agriculture, and nearly one-third of the labour force works in agriculture. This sector, however, is highly vulnerable to weather conditions and to external events affecting commodity prices.

The population in Roseau is 0.0015 Mil (2014 est.), while the inflation rate is 0.82% (2014 est.).


Cost Of Living

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


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

Roseau is for example 32.3% more expensive than Montevideo for groceries, 28.6% more expensive for household costs than Durban, and -3% cheaper for transport costs than Athens.

Roseau is ranked as a extreme 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 Roseau for an expat from Zurich is for example 30%, i.e. host location (Roseau) premium of 40% 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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