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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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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):

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Personal Care International Cost of Living Ranking - January 2011

This report provides you with the rank of Personal Care 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.

 

Personal Care costs include personal care products and services such as cosmetics, hair care, moisturizer / sun block, nappies, pain relief tablets, toilet paper, toothpaste, and soap / shampoo / conditioner.

 

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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 personal care international cost of living rank is as follows:

 

January 2011 Rank Country, City


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

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