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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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Puerto Rico, San Juan
Overview

Puerto Rico, San JuanSan Juan is the capital and largest municipality in Puerto Rico. San Juan is one of Puerto Rico's most important seaports, and is the island's manufacturing, financial, cultural, and tourism centre.

Puerto Rico (Territory of the USA with Commonwealth status) is an island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic. Tropical marine, mild; little seasonal temperature variation. Mostly mountains with coastal plain belt in north; mountains precipitous to sea on west coast; sandy beaches along most coastal areas.

The official languages are English and Spanish. Spanish is more commonly used outside the San Juan metropolitan area. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Puerto Rico is dynamic with a diverse industrial sector that has surpassed agriculture as the primary focus of economic activity and income.

The population in San Juan is 2.5 Mil (2014 est.), while the inflation rate is 0.3% (2014 est.).


Cost Of Living

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


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

San Juan is for example 32.3% more expensive than Montevideo for groceries, 1% more expensive for household costs than Durban, and -3.3% cheaper for transport costs than Athens.

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