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International Cost of Living Calculator

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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The global cost of living calculators have been created to compare the cost of living in every country and major city in the world, to help you manage short and long term assignments (page down for a description of each cost of living calculator):

Cost of Living Allowance
Cost of Living Index
International Assignment Management
Salary Purchasing Power Parity
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New Zealand, Auckland
Overview

New Zealand, AucklandAuckland in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area. Most major international corporations have an Auckland office, as the city is the economic capital of the nation.

New Zealand is in Oceania, and comprises islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia. Temperate with sharp regional contrasts. Predominately mountainous with some large coastal plains.

The official languages are English and Maori. Maori is only used in New Zealand and despite its official status, its speakers (estimated to be around 130,000 in total) struggle against it being lost. The main religion is Christianity.

The Economy of New Zealand is a market economy which is greatly dependent on international trade, mainly with Australia, the European Union, the United States, China and Japan. It has only small manufacturing and high-tech sectors, being strongly focused on tourism and primary industries like agriculture (though both sectors are highly profitable).

The population in Auckland is 1.5 Mil (2014 est.), while the inflation rate is 1.6% (2014 est.).


Cost Of Living

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


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

Auckland is for example 28% more expensive than Montevideo for groceries, 24.3% more expensive for household costs than Durban, and 29.7% more expensive for transport costs than Athens.

Auckland is ranked as a minimal 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 Auckland for an expat from Zurich is for example 0%, i.e. host location (Auckland) premium of 10% 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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