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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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Myanmar, Yangon
Overview

Myanmar, YangonYangon is also known as Rangoon and is a former capital of Burma and the capital of Yangon Division. Yangon is the country's main centre for trade, industry, real estate, media, entertainment and tourism. The city is Lower Myanmar’s main trading hub for all kinds of merchandise – from basic food stuffs to used cars although commerce continues to be hampered by the city's severely underdeveloped banking industry and communication infrastructure.

Myanmar (Burma) is in South Eastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Bangladesh and Thailand. Tropical monsoon; cloudy, rainy, hot, humid summers (southwest monsoon, June to September); less cloudy, scant rainfall, mild temperatures, lower humidity during winter (northeast monsoon, December to April). Central lowlands ringed by steep, rugged highlands.

The official language is Myanmar (Burmese). English is widely spoken. The main religions are Buddhism, Christianity, Islam.

Burma is one of the poorest nations in the world, suffering from decades of stagnation, mismanagement, and isolation.

The population in Yangon is 4.3 Mil (2014 est.), while the inflation rate is 5.96% (2014 est.).


Cost Of Living

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


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

Yangon is for example 21.1% more expensive than Montevideo for groceries, 1.3% more expensive for household costs than Durban, and 24.4% more expensive for transport costs than Athens.

Yangon 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 Yangon for an expat from Zurich is for example 30%, i.e. host location (Yangon) 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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