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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International Assignment Management
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British Virgin Islands, All Areas

British Virgin Islands, All AreasThe British Virgin Islands is a British overseas territory located in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico. The climate is tropical maritime with little seasonal temperature variation. Trade winds keep the islands relatively cool and dry.

The official language is English. Spanish is also spoken. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of the Virgin Islands is mainly based on tourism and financial services and is one of the more prosperous economies of the Caribbean region.

British Virgin Islanders can be rather formal and private, reflecting historic British customs and social conventions, such as use of title (Mr, Mrs etc.). Expatriate business dress is generally conservative, comprising lightweight suits for most meetings.

The security risk for expatriates in the British Virgin Islands is low. Risk is primarily petty theft.

The currency of the British Virgin Islands is the US Dollar (USD).

Medical facilities are limited. Cases of Chikungunya virus have been reported.

The population of the British Virgin Islands is 28,000 (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 2% for the British Virgin Islands as at November 2016.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in the British Virgin Islands is 0% as there is currently no personal income tax.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in British Virgin Islands as at 1 April 2018 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.

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

British Virgin Islands is for example 20.2% more expensive than USA for groceries, 35% more expensive for household costs than UK, and 154.3% more expensive for transport costs than India.

British Virgin Islands is ranked as a some hardship location.

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

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