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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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International Assignment Management
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Australia, Melbourne
Overview

Australia, MelbourneMelbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and is the second most populous city in Australia. Melbourne is home to Australia's busiest seaport and much of Australia's automotive industry, which include Ford and Toyota manufacturing facilities, and the engine manufacturing facility of Holden. It is home to many other manufacturing industries, along with being a major business and financial centre.

Australia is in Oceania, a continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean. The climate is generally arid to semi arid but temperate in the south and the east and tropical in the north.

The official language is English. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Australia is a prosperous, free market economy dominated by its services sector, representing 68% of Australian GDP. The agricultural and mining sectors (10% of GDP combined) account for 57% of the nation's exports.

Australians typically talk directly rather than around issues, generally do not like class orientated structure, preferring informality and modesty such as first names even in a business setting (although dress tends to be formal), respect the opinions of others, and enjoy a good debate. Australians typically take turns in paying for beverages, and often use humour to establish rapport.

The security risk for expatriates in Australia is low. Risks include low levels of petty crime in busy tourist areas.

The currency of Australia is the Australian Dollar (AUD). Banking is on a par with that of Western Europe and North America.

The standard of healthcare in Australia is very good however costs of treatment for expatriates can be high.

The population of Melbourne is 4.4 Million (2016 est.), while the inflation rate is 1.9% (June 2017).


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Melbourne as at 1 July 2017 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.

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

Melbourne is for example 45.4% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 77.8% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 60.6% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Melbourne is ranked as a minimal hardship location.

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

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