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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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Turks and Caicos Islands, All Areas

Turks and Caicos Islands, All AreasTurks and Caicos Islands is a British Overseas Territory consisting of two groups of tropical islands in the West Indies, the larger Caicos Islands and the smaller Turks Islands. Relatively dry and sunny marine tropical with relatively consistent temperatures throughout the year. Primarily low, flat limestone with extensive marshes and mangrove swamps and extensive beach front.

The official language is English. French and Creole are also spoken. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Turks and Caicos Islands is based on tourism. Primary agricultural products include limited amounts of maize, beans, cassava (tapioca) and citrus fruits. Fish and conch are the only significant export.

The security risk for expatriates in Turks and Caicos Islands is low. Risks include low levels of crime. Other risks include hurricanes and tropical storms.

The population in Turks and Caicos Islands is 0.045 Mil (2014 est.), while the inflation rate is 2.5% (2014 est.).

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates in Turks and Caicos Islands as at 1 January 2015 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.

In Turks and Caicos Islands, 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: Average
5) Furniture & Appliances: Very High
6) Groceries: Very High
7) Healthcare: Very High
8) Household Accommodation: Very High
9) Miscellaneous: Average
10) Personal Care: Very High
11) Recreation & Culture: High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very High
13) Transport: Very High

Turks and Caicos Islands is for example 39.5% more expensive than Uruguay for groceries, 49.1% more expensive for household costs than South Africa, and 33.1% more expensive for transport costs than Greece.

Turks and Caicos Islands is ranked as a some 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 Turks and Caicos Islands for an expat from Switzerland, is for example 10%, i.e. host location (Turks and Caicos Islands) premium of 20% minus home (Switzerland) 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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