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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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Ecuador, Quito
Overview

Ecuador, QuitoQuito, is the capital city of Ecuador. Quito is the second-highest administrative capital city in the world (after La Paz, Bolivia), and the highest legal capital (ahead of Sucre, also in Bolivia, and Bogota, Colombia).

Ecuador is in Western South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean at the Equator, between Colombia and Peru. Tropical along coast, becoming cooler inland at higher elevations; tropical in Amazonian jungle lowlands. Coastal plain (costa), inter-Andean central highlands (sierra), and flat to rolling eastern jungle (oriente).

The official languages are Spanish and Quechua. Quechua is spoken by Amerindians. English is spoken in some business circles, but a knowledge of Spanish is recommended and appreciated. Spanish is a necessity outside the main cities. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Ecuador is dominated by natural resources which include petroleum, fish, shrimp, timber and gold. In addition, it has rich agriculture: bananas, flowers, coffee, cacao, sugar, tropical fruits, palm oil, palm hearts, rice, roses, and corn. The country┬┤s greatest national export is crude oil.

The population in Quito is 2.7 Mil (2014 est.), while the inflation rate is 3.67% (2014 est.).


Cost Of Living

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


In Quito, 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: High
4) Education: Low
5) Furniture & Appliances: Very High
6) Groceries: Very Low
7) Healthcare: Low
8) Household Accommodation: Low
9) Miscellaneous: High
10) Personal Care: Average
11) Recreation & Culture: Average
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Low
13) Transport: Very Low

Quito is for example -14.6% cheaper than Montevideo for groceries, -17.5% cheaper for household costs than Durban, and -39.8% cheaper for transport costs than Athens.

Quito is ranked as a high degree of 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 Quito for an expat from Zurich is for example 20%, i.e. host location (Quito) premium of 30% 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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