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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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United Kingdom, Cardiff
Overview

United Kingdom, CardiffCardiff is the capital, largest city and most populous county of Wales and the 10th largest city in the United Kingdom. Cardiff is Wales' chief commercial centre, the base for most national cultural and sporting institutions, the Welsh national media, and the seat of the National Assembly for Wales. Cardiff is a significant tourism centre and the most popular visitor destination in Wales. Cardiff is the principal finance and business services centre in Wales.

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 Cardiff is 1.1 Million (Metro) (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 2.4% for the United Kingdom as at June 2018.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in the United Kingdom is progressive up to 45%.


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Cardiff as at 1 July 2018 is average in comparison to other places in the world.

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

Cardiff is for example 18.1% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 35.2% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 27.5% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Cardiff is ranked as a minimal hardship location.

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

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