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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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Guam, Hagatna
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Guam, HagatnaHagatna is the capital of the American island territory of Guam. Hagatna is one of the island's major commercial districts in addition to being the seat of government.

Guam is an island in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines. Tropical marine; generally warm and humid, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season (January to June), rainy season (July to December); little seasonal temperature variation. Volcanic origin, surrounded by coral reefs; relatively flat coralline limestone plateau (source of most fresh water), with steep coastal cliffs and narrow coastal plains in north, low hills in centre, mountains in south.

The official languages are English and Chamorro. Japanese is also spoken, particularly by older people. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Guam is supported by its principal industry, tourism, which is primarily composed of visitors from Japan. Guam’s second-largest source of income is the United States military.

The population in Hagatna is 0.011 Mil (2014 est.), while the inflation rate is 2.5% (2014 est.).


Cost Of Living

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


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

Hagatna is for example 38.4% more expensive than Montevideo for groceries, 25.3% more expensive for household costs than Durban, and 9.4% more expensive for transport costs than Athens.

Hagatna 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 Hagatna for an expat from Zurich is for example 20%, i.e. host location (Hagatna) 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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