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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

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. The climate is tropical marine. It is generally warm and humid with little seasonal temperature variation, moderated by northeast trade winds.

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 people of Guam are friendly and warm, and respect seniority. Expatriate business dress is a suit or jacket and tie.

The security risk for expatriates in Guam is low. Risks include low levels of petty crime and the possibility of terrorism due to the presence of the US military bases.

The currency of Guam is the US Dollar (USD).

Medical facilities are adequate but limited. Serious or complex medical treatment requires evacuation which can be expensive.

The population of Hagatna is 1,000 (2016 est.), while the inflation rate is 3% (2016 est.).

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Hagatna as at 1 September 2016 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, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very High
2) Clothing: Average
3) Communication: Very High
4) Education: High
5) Furniture & Appliances: Very High
6) Groceries: Very High
7) Healthcare: High
8) Household Accommodation: High
9) Miscellaneous: High
10) Personal Care: High
11) Recreation & Culture: Very High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: High
13) Transport: High

Hagatna is for example 76.6% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 67.5% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 61.4% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Hagatna is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

The hardship premium for Hagatna for an expat from Perth, is for example 20%, i.e. host location (Hagatna) premium of 30% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%.

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