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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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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):

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International Assignment Management
Salary Purchasing Power Parity
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US Virgin Islands, All Areas
Overview

US Virgin Islands, All AreasThe US Virgin Islands are geographically part of the Virgin Islands archipelago and are located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles. The climate is tropical maritime with little seasonal temperature variation. Trade winds keep the islands relatively cool and dry.

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

The economy of the Virgin Islands is mainly based on tourism but also has a manufacturing sector consisting of petroleum refining, textiles, electronics, rum distilling, pharmaceuticals, and watch assembly and international business and financial services that while small are a growing component of the economy.

Dress is informal on most occasions. Expatriate business dress is generally smart casual.

The security risk for expatriates in US Virgin Islands is low. Risks include low levels of petty and opportunistic crime, with some violent crime. St Thomas and St Croix have the highest crime rates, and St John has the lowest.

The currency of US Virgin Islands is the US Dollar (USD).

Medical facilities are adequate for basic treatment. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be expensive.

The population of the US Virgin Islands is 106,000 (2016 est.), while the inflation rate is 2% (2016 est.).


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in US Virgin Islands as at 1 September 2016 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.

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

US Virgin Islands is for example 41.5% more expensive than Palermo for groceries, 50.4% more expensive for household costs than Turin, and 16.3% more expensive for transport costs than Kingston.

US Virgin Islands is ranked as a some hardship location.

The hardship premium for the US Virgin Islands for an expat from Indonesia, is for example -10%, i.e. host location (the US Virgin Islands) premium of 20% minus home (Indonesia) location premium of 30%.

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