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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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United Kingdom, Leeds

United Kingdom, LeedsLeeds is a city and metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire, England. Leeds is the cultural, financial and commercial heart of the wider West Yorkshire Urban Area. Leeds is the UK's largest centre for business, legal, and financial services outside London.

The United Kingdom is in Western Europe, and consists of islands including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, northwest of France. The climate is temperate, moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current. More than one-half of the days are overcast.

The official language is English. There are areas (such as north-western Wales and remote parts of Scotland) where it is the second language. French is the most commonly taught second language. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of the United Kingdom is that of a major developed capitalist economy. The United Kingdom is one of the world's most globalised countries. The British economy is made up of the economies of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. In 1973, the UK acceded to the European Economic Community which is now known as the European Union after the ratification of the Treaty of Maastricht in 1993. The UK economy had been one of the strongest EU economies in terms of inflation, interest rates and unemployment, all of which remained relatively low until the 2008-09 recession, when unemployment rose dramatically, and interest rates fell to 0.5%.

Expatriate business dress is generally formal, comprising suits and ties for men and suits for women, although this may differ by industry and geographic area. If in doubt, it is best to be more formal than informal.

The security risk for expatriates in the United Kingdom is low. Risks include opportunistic street crime (such as pickpocketing, bag-snatching, mugging and vehicle theft), violent crime in some areas of larger cities, and terrorism.

The currency of UK is the British Pound (GBP). Banking is on a par with the rest of Western Europe and North America.

Medical facilities are good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates from outside the EU can be high.

The population of Leeds is 2.3 Million (2016 est.), while the inflation rate is 0.6% (2016 est.).

Cost Of Living

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

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

Leeds is for example 11% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 39.3% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 77% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Leeds is ranked as a minimal hardship location.

The hardship premium for Leeds for an expat from Perth, is for example 0%, i.e. host location (Leeds) premium of 10% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%.

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