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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: Detailed international cost of living and salary comparison.


Cost of Living Comparison: Determines allowance based on cost of living difference.


International Cost of Living Index: COLI's for multiple locations using home base.


International Assignment: Global Mobility using build-up approach.


Hypothetical Tax: Effective tax rate for any country in the world.

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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
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International Assignment Management
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Hypothetical Tax Calculator
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Articles & Rankings

Cost of Living Articles and Rankings


-International City Cost of Living Rankings

-Regional Cost of Living Rankings (Africa;
America; Asia Pacific; Europe; Middle East)

-Latest Inflation Rates around the world

-Latest Personal Income Tax Rates

-Cost of Living Rankings by Basket

-Articles related to cost of living
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Cost of Living Reviews

Cost of Living Reviews by City and Country for 780 International Locations

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Bahrain, All Areas
Overview

Bahrain, All AreasBahrain is in the Middle East, it is an archipelago in the Arabian Gulf, east of Saudi Arabia. The climate is arid and mild with pleasant winters and very hot, humid summers.

The official language is Arabic. Meetings with foreigners are usually conducted in English as most Bahrainis can speak the language. Some knowledge of Arabic is always appreciated, some sections of the non-Bahraini population also speak Persian (Farsi) and Urdu. The main religion is Islam.

The economy of Bahrain is largely based on petroleum and natural gas, the only significant natural resources in Bahrain, which provide about 60% of budget revenues. Bahrain was the first Persian Gulf state to discover crude oil. Because of limited reserves, Bahrain has worked to diversify its economy over the past decade.

Bahrain is conservative and traditional, but tolerant of other cultures. Conservative, modest dress is expected and displays of affection in public places is not acceptable. Although available, consumption of alcohol and pork products is illegal for Muslims and is highly regulated. During the holy month of Ramadan, although expatriates are not expected to fast, they are expected to avoid eating, drinking and smoking in public. Business meetings are formal and business suits are appropriate for expatriates. Bahrainis wear either a suit or a traditional ankle-length robe. Businesswomen can travel alone on business to Bahrain. The working week is Sunday to Thursday.

The security risk for expatriates in Bahrain is medium. Risks include those related to protests, demonstrations and terrorism. Bahrain is relatively liberal, compared with neighbouring countries, however expatriates should be cautious not to offend Muslim sensibilities.

The currency of Bahrain is the Bahraini Dinar (BHD), fixed to the US dollar.

Medical facilities are good however costs of treatment can be high.

The population of Bahrain is 1.4 Million (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 1.9% for Bahrain as at August 2018.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Bahrain is based on the current personal income tax rate which is 0% as there is no personal income tax. However employees contribute to Social Insurance.


Cost Of Living

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

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

Bahrain is for example -12.7% cheaper than USA for groceries, -9.8% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 45.9% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Bahrain is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

The hardship premium for Bahrain for an expat from Australia, is for example 20%, i.e. host location (Bahrain) premium of 30% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%.

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