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International Cost of Living Calculator

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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Mobility Calculators

Do you need a Cost of Living Comparison Calculator?

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):

Cost of Living Allowance
Cost of Living Index
International Assignment Management
Salary Purchasing Power Parity
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Pricing

International Cost of Living Calculator Pricing


7 Day Subscription = $39 per location (minimum of 2 locations required)


Annual Subscription = $89 per location (minimum of 2 locations required)


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Location Rankings

Cost of Living Comparison by City and Country


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Most Expensive Location Rankings


Latest Basket Group Rankings


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Location Reviews

Cost of Living Review by City and Country

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International Assignment Management

International Assignment Management(IAM): Download Demo IAM Report


The IAM report sets out clear guidelines to make an international assignee/expatriate's transfer fair and financially viable, taking cognisance of the reward structure and market dynamics of the home and host country. The calculations use the build-up / balance sheet / home based approach and include hypothetical tax, cost of living index, hardship premium, exchange rate, expatriation premium, benchmark housing allowance and benchmark transport allowance. The objective is to ensure consistent equitable treatment and benefits for all expatriate assignees and have a user friendly reward structure to provide seamless coverage for different family scenarios.


This is recommended for the calculation of the compensation and benefits for a typical expatriate assignment of 6 months up to 5 years duration using your choice of home and host location.


We now offer a seven day or an annual subscription.


Seven Day Subscription $39 per location (minimum of 2 locations required). During the Seven Day Period you have unlimited access to the purchased location data using any of the calculators.


Annual Subscription $89 per location (minimum of 2 locations required). During the Subscription Year you have unlimited access to the purchased location data using any of the calculators.


To get started:

Register, then login using your email address and password, and purchase your locations online. Please note that credit card verification time is usually a few minutes, but can take a few hours. Once your locations have loaded you can run the premium content calculators and receive your reports online within minutes.


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How do I run an International Assignment Management(IAM) Report?

1) Login using your username and password


2) Check that you have bought a subscription


3) Select Calculators from the menu


4) Choose the International Assignment Management(IAM) Calculator


The calculator will prompt you for the following inputs:

5) Reference Information: Give your report a reference and the name of the individual for whom you are running the report. This will help you identify your reports for future reference.


6) Home Locations: Include your Current Home Company here, select the location that is your home location and your home currency.


7) Host Locations: Include your Future Host Company here, select the host location, the host currency, your job level and family size.


8) Enter the Home Base Salary - this is the Basic Salary plus the cash value of all allowances and benefits. The Base Salary excludes all variable payments and payments related to performance.


9) Enter the Hypothetical Tax - this is the typical/average (Hypothetical) Tax to be deducted from Home Base Salary, if applicable, in terms of home location prevailing tax rates.


10) Automatically entered for you the Home Net Salary - this is Base Salary less Hypothetical Tax.


10) Automatically entered for you the Host Essential Spending - this is the percentage of Home Net Salary to be used for spending in the Host Location. The international benchmark is 40%, however this can be increased or decreased.


11) Automatically entered for you 40% Essential Spending - this is the amount of Home Net Salary to be used in the Host Location. The international benchmark is 40%, however this can be increased or decreased.


12) Automatically entered for you 60% Home Net Balance - this is the balance of Home Net Salary to be kept in the Home Location.


13) Automatically entered for you Expatriation Premium - this is the percentage of Home Net Salary to encourage international mobility. The international benchmark is 15%, however this can be increased or decreased.


14) Select which cost of living index basket/s you require.


15) Run Report: When you are sure that all your selection criteria is correct, click on run report. Reports can be re-run for the period that you have purchased your subscription for.


16) Your report will be created immediately and will look like this Demo IAM Report

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