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

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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):

Cost of Living Allowance
Cost of Living Index
International Assignment Management
Salary Purchasing Power Parity
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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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Household Accommodation Cost of Living Ranking August 2016

The August 2016 top 50 most expensive international places for expat household accommodation items such as apartment purchase, mortgage rate, rental, and utilities.

The world cost of living comparison (top 50) rankings for household accommodation from most expensive location to least expensive are as follows:

1. Hong Kong
2. Shanghai
3. Monaco
4. New York (Manhattan) NY
5. Singapore
6. Luanda
7. Port Moresby
8. Tokyo
9. Hamilton
10. Taipei
11. Kawasaki
12. Moscow
13. Nassau
14. Fukuoka
15. Honolulu, HI
16. Doha
17. Macao
18. Accra
19. Geneva
20. London
21. San Jose CA
22. Riverside City CA
23. Ibadan
24. Kano
25. New York NY
26. Palikir
27. Abu Dhabi
28. Honiara
29. Sapporo
30. Zurich
31. Abuja
32. Lagos
33. New York (Queens) NY
34. Tripoli
35. Lusaka
36. Sydney
37. New York (Brooklyn) NY
38. San Francisco CA
39. Beijing
40. Shenzhen
41. Kinshasa
42. Maputo
43. Yokohama
44. Wuhan
45. Medinah
46. Caracas
47. Minsk
48. Nagoya
49. Kyoto
50. Yaren

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