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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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Iceland, Reykjavik

Iceland, ReykjavikReykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. Reykjavík is the only metropolitan area in Iceland. As a highly modernized capital of one of the most developed countries in the world, its inhabitants enjoy a first-class welfare system and city infrastructure.

Iceland is an island between the Greenland Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of the United Kingdom. Temperate; moderated by North Atlantic Current; mild, windy winters; damp, cool summers. Mostly plateau interspersed with mountain peaks, ice fields; coast deeply indented by bays and fiords.

The official language is Icelandic. Most people, particularly the younger generation, also speak English and Danish. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Iceland is a small mixed economy with high levels of free trade and government intervention and subject to high volatility.

Icelanders are generally non-confrontational, preferring to reach decisions through consensus, which may entail lengthy discussion. An Icelander's surname is their father's name, followed by 'son' or 'dottir', respectively. The telephone directory is listed by first name. Expatriate business dress is usually fashionable and conservative.

The security risk for expatriates in Iceland is low. The largest risk for expatriates are the extreme climatic conditions.

The population in Reykjavik is 0.122 Mil (2015 est.), while the inflation rate is 1.8% (2015 est.).

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates in Reykjavik as at 1 January 2016 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.

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

Reykjavik is for example 43.6% more expensive than Mumbai for groceries, 3.8% more expensive for household costs than New Delhi, and 135.5% more expensive for transport costs than Pune.

Reykjavik is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

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

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