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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).


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Saudi Arabia, Jeddah
Overview

Saudi Arabia, JeddahJeddah is the second largest city in Saudi Arabia after the capital city, Riyadh. Jeddah is the principal gateway to Mecca, Islam's holiest city, which able-bodied Muslims are required to visit at least once in their lifetime. It is also a gateway to Medina ,the second holiest place in Islam. Jeddah is the most cosmopolitan and tolerant of all Saudi Arabian cities, hosting expatriates from all over the world who have made Jeddah their home. Economically, Jeddah is focussing on further developing capital investment in scientific and engineering leadership within Saudi Arabia, and the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia is in the Middle East, bordering the Arabian Gulf and the Red Sea, north of Yemen. Harsh, dry desert with great temperature extremes. Mostly uninhabited, sandy desert.

The official language is Arabic. Most Saudi business people and government officials have a reasonable knowledge of English. Expatriate Asian business people in Saudi Arabia invariably conduct business in English. The main religion is Islam.

Saudi Arabia's economy is petroleum-based; roughly 75% of budget revenues and 90% of export earnings come from the oil industry.

The population in Jeddah is 4.5 Mil (2014 est.), while the inflation rate is 2.7% (2014 est.).


Cost Of Living

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


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

Jeddah is for example -8.3% cheaper than Montevideo for groceries, -5.6% cheaper for household costs than Durban, and -42% cheaper for transport costs than Athens.

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