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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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Communication International Cost of Living Ranking - January 2011

This report provides you with the rank of Communication cost of living indexes as at January 2011 for each of our 300 global locations. The indexes are calculated using the prices for specific quantities of the same goods and services in each location, based on expatriate spending patterns across 13 broad categories (Basket Groups). Our calculators make use of the cost of living indexes, based on your input and Xpatulator's data, to create reports online which you can save, e-mail or convert to a pdf file.

 

Communication costs include various communication costs such as home telephone rental and call charges, internet connection and service provider fees, mobile / cellular phone contract and calls.

 

Xpatulator.com is the most comprehensive source of international cost of living index information.

 

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Salary Purchasing Power Parity Calculator (SPPP)Download Demo SPPP Report

The SPPP report calculates how much you need to earn in another location to compensate for a higher cost of living, hardship, and the exchange rate, in order to have the same relative spending power and as a result have a similar standard of living as you have in your current location. Each new SPPP report uses 1 credit ($99). Recommended for a detailed comparison of 2 locations.

 

Cost of Living Allowance Calculator (COLA)Download Demo COLA Report

The COLA report calculates how much additional allowance (over and above your current salary) you need to earn in another location to compensate for a higher cost of living, hardship and the exchange rate, in order to have the same relative spending power and as a result have a similar standard of living as you have in your current location. Each new COLA report uses 1 credit ($99). Recommended for calculation of a cost of living allowance for short-term assignments.

 

Cost of Living Index Calculator (COLI) :  Download Demo COLI Report

The COLI report calculates cost of living indexes for the host locations you select, using the home location you specify. You can choose from any one of the 13 baskets or you can choose the overall cost of living index.  Each new COLI report uses 1 credit ($99) allowing you to choose 1 home location and up to 300 available host locations. Recommended for the calculation of 3 or more cost of living indexes using your choice of base city.

 

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The January 2011 communication international cost of living rank is as follows:

 

January 2011 Rank Country, City


1 Swaziland, Mbabane
2 Kiribati, South Tarawa
3 New Caledonia, Noumea
4 Peru, Lima
5 Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou
6 Thailand, Bangkok
7 Colombia, Bogota
8 Solomon Islands, Honiara
9 Latvia, Riga
10 Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby
11 Gabon, Libreville
12 Germany, Munich
13 Germany, Frankfurt
14 Germany, Cologne
15 Norway, Oslo
16 Germany, Berlin
17 Germany, Bonn
18 Saint Lucia, Castries
19 Germany, Hamburg
20 Cameroon, Douala
21 Bolivia, La Paz
22 Kenya, Nairobi
23 Cameroon, Yaounde
24 Togo, Lome
25 Belarus, Minsk
26 Botswana, Gaborone
27 Slovakia, Bratislava
28 Brazil, Sao Paulo
29 Italy, Milan
30 Italy, Rome
31 Malawi, Lilongwe
32 Cape Verde, Praia
33 Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
34 Burundi, Bujumbura
35 Bahamas, Nassau
36 Armenia, Yerevan
37 Dominica, Roseau
38 USA, Boston Mass
39 French Polynesia, Papeete
40 China, Beijing
41 Djibouti, Djibouti
42 Brazil, Brasilia
43 Vatican City, Vatican City
44 Somalia, Mogadishu
45 Sierra Leone, Freetown
46 Nepal, Kathmandu
47 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Kingstown
48 Cote DIvoire, Abidjan
49 Estonia, Tallinn
50 Nicaragua, Managua
51 Greece, Athens
52 Croatia, Zagreb
53 USA, Philadelphia Pa
54 San Marino, San Marino
55 Madagascar, Antananarivo
56 Oman, Muscat
57 Japan, Tokyo
58 Tunisia, Tunis
59 Turkmenistan, Ashgabat
60 Liechtenstein, Vaduz
61 Chile, Santiago
62 Moldova, Chisinau
63 Korea Democratic Republic of, Pyongyang
64 Azerbaijan, Baku
65 Kazakhstan, Almaty
66 Costa Rica, San Jose
67 Spain, Madrid
68 Monaco, Monaco
69 Guinea-Bissau, Bissau
70 Russia, Moscow
71 Micronesia, Palikir
72 Spain, Barcelona
73 Mali, Bamako
74 Austria, Vienna
75 Morocco, Rabat
76 Nauru, Yaren
77 Saint Kitts and Nevis, Basseterre
78 Marshall Islands, Majuro
79 Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
80 Mexico, Mexico City
81 Bangladesh, Dhaka
82 Tuvalu, Funafuti
83 Eritrea, Asmara
84 Pakistan, Lahore
85 Central African Republic, Bangui
86 Gibraltar, Gibraltar
87 Mauritania, Nouakchott
88 Ireland, Dublin
89 Mozambique, Maputo
90 Guadeloupe, Basse-Terre
91 China, Wuhan
92 Vanuatu, Port Vila
93 Grenada, Saint Georges
94 Pakistan, Islamabad
95 China, Shenzhen
96 USA, Detroit Mich
97 Lithuania, Vilnius
98 Bermuda, Hamilton
99 Pakistan, Karachi
100 Palau, Melekeok
101 Angola, Luanda
102 Poland, Warsaw
103 Netherlands, Amsterdam
104 Uruguay, Montevideo
105 Cuba, Havana
106 Iceland, Reykjavik
107 China, Shanghai
108 Honduras, Tegucigalpa
109 China, Dalian
110 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
111 Niger, Niamey
112 Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Johns
113 Switzerland, Geneva
114 USA, Fort Worth Tex
115 Guatemala, Guatemala City
116 USA, Austin Tex
117 Fiji, Suva
118 USA, St Louis MO
119 Switzerland, Zurich
120 USA, Chicago Ill
121 Syria, Damascus
122 China, Guangzhou
123 USA, Baltimore Md
124 Japan, Osaka
125 USA, Dallas Tex
126 Guam, Hagatna
127 Libya, Tripoli
128 USA, Seattle Wash
129 USA, Columbus Ohio
130 China, Tianjin
131 Russia, St. Petersburg
132 Congo Democratic Rep, Kinshasa
133 Samoa, Apia
134 Bulgaria, Sofia
135 Japan, Nagoya
136 Qatar, Doha
137 Slovenia, Ljubljana
138 USA, El Paso Tex
139 Denmark, Copenhagen
140 USA, Houston Tex
141 France, Paris
142 USA, Denver Colo
143 USA, Charlotte NC
144 USA, San Diego Calif
145 Belgium, Brussels
146 USA, Los Angeles Calif
147 Andorra, Andorra la Vella
148 Cook Islands, Avarua
149 Czech Republic, Prague
150 Japan, Yokohama
151 USA, San Antonio Tex
152 USA, Memphis Tenn
153 Sweden, Stockholm
154 Martinique, Fort-de-France
155 Canada, Toronto
156 USA, Milwaukee Wis
157 Albania, Tirana
158 Laos, Vientiane
159 Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
160 Lesotho, Maseru
161 Puerto Rico, San Juan
162 Canada, Vancouver
163 Chad, NDjamena
164 Kuwait, Kuwait City
165 Barbados, Bridgetown
166 USA, New York NY
167 United Arab Emirates, Dubai
168 United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
169 USA, Atlanta GA
170 Venezuela, Caracas
171 Sudan, Khartoum
172 USA, Portland Ore
173 Australia, Sydney
174 Canada, Calgary
175 Northern Mariana Islands, Saipan
176 Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
177 China, Hong Kong
178 Guyana, Georgetown
179 Rwanda, Kigali
180 Timor-Leste, Dili
181 Canada, Montreal
182 Isle of Man, Douglas
183 Australia, Canberra
184 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo
185 Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan
186 USA, Washington DC
187 Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek
188 USA, Jacksonville Fla
189 Sri Lanka, Colombo
190 Kosovo, Pristina
191 French Guiana, Cayenne
192 Iraq, Baghdad
193 Paraguay, Asuncion
194 Greenland, Nuuk
195 Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo
196 Australia, Perth
197 USA, Pittsburgh Penn
198 Indonesia, Jakarta
199 Korea Republic of, Seoul
200 Australia, Melbourne
201 USA, San Francisco Calif
202 Cayman Islands, George Town
203 South Africa, Johannesburg
204 Vietnam, Hanoi
205 USA, Cleveland Ohio
206 El Salvador, San Salvador
207 USA, Tampa Fla
208 Canada, Ottawa
209 Macedonia, Skopje
210 USA, Miami Fla
211 Turkey, Istanbul
212 Saint Helena, Jamestown
213 France, Lyon
214 Guernsey, St Peter Port
215 USA, Anchorage AK
216 USA, Phoenix Ariz
217 United Kingdom, London
218 Jersey, Saint Helier
219 Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City
220 Saudi Arabia, Jeddah
221 France, Marseille
222 South Africa, Cape Town
223 South Africa, Pretoria
224 Zambia, Lusaka
225 Haiti, Port-au-Prince
226 Uzbekistan, Tashkent
227 Falkland Islands, Stanley
228 New Zealand, Auckland
229 Maldives, Male
230 Nigeria, Lagos
231 Ecuador, Quito
232 South Africa, Durban
233 Australia, Brisbane
234 Turkey, Ankara
235 Philippines, Manila
236 Lebanon, Beirut
237 Australia, Adelaide
238 Palestinian Territories, West Bank
239 United Kingdom, Glasgow
240 Suriname, Paramaribo
241 Montenegro, Podgorica
242 Portugal, Lisbon
243 Romania, Bucharest
244 Hungary, Budapest
245 United Kingdom, Birmingham
246 Bahrain, Manama
247 Gambia, Banjul
248 Congo, Brazzaville
249 United Kingdom, Leeds
250 Mauritius, Port Louis
251 Malta, Velletta
252 Taiwan, Taipei
253 USA, Las Vegas Nev
254 Comores, Moroni
255 Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar
256 Afghanistan, Kabul
257 Liberia, Monrovia
258 Uganda, Kampala
259 United Kingdom, Belfast
260 Namibia, Windhoek
261 Zimbabwe, Harare
262 Ukraine, Kiev
263 Israel, Jerusalem
264 Equatorial Guinea, Malabo
265 Senegal, Dakar
266 Finland, Helsinki
267 Seychelles, Victoria
268 Jordan, Amman
269 Egypt, Cairo
270 Benin, Cotonou
271 Trinidad and Tobago, Port-of-Spain
272 Georgia Republic of, Tbilisi
273 Argentina, Buenos Aires
274 Yemen, Sanaa
275 Myanmar, Yangon
276 USA, Indianapolis Ind
277 Belize, Belmopan
278 Cambodia, Phnom Penh
279 Bhutan, Thimphu
280 Panama, Panama City
281 China, Macao
282 Singapore, Singapore
283 Serbia, Belgrade
284 Algeria, Algiers
285 Tanzania, Dar es Salaam
286 Cyprus, Nicosia
287 Jamaica, Kingston
288 Tajikistan, Dushanbe
289 Tonga, NukuAlofa
290 Sao Tome and Principe, Sao Tome
291 India, Mumbai
292 India, Chennai
293 India, New Delhi
294 India, Calcutta
295 India, Hyderabad
296 India, Bangalore
297 Ghana, Accra
298 Iran, Tehran
299 Guinea, Conakry
300 USA, San Jose Calif

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