International Cost of Living Calculators

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):

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Articles & Rankings

Cost of Living Articles and Rankings

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-Latest Personal Income Tax Rates

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Cost of Living Reviews

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

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Cayman Islands, All Areas

Cayman Islands, All AreasThe Cayman Islands (Overseas Territory of the UK) are a three-island group (Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman) in Caribbean Sea, 240 km south of Cuba and 268 km northwest of Jamaica. The climate is tropical marine with warm, rainy summers and cool, relatively dry winters.

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

The economy of the Cayman Islands is mainly fuelled by the tourism sector and by the financial services sector, together representing 70-80 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP). Caymanians enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the Caribbean.

Business dress is generally conservative, comprising a lightweight suit for business meetings. Business meetings are generally conducted in English. Women hold position at the highest levels.

The security risk for expatriates in the Cayman Islands is low. The risk of crime is low. Other risks include hurricanes and tropical storms.

The currency of the Cayman Islands is the Cayman Islands Dollar (KYD) which is fixed to the US Dollar. All major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and local shops.

Medical facilities are good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates can be high. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be expensive. Cases of Chikungunya virus have been reported.

The population of the Cayman Islands is 61,000 (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 4.5% for the Cayman Islands as at March 2019.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for the Cayman Islands is based on the current personal income tax rate of 0% as there is currently no personal income tax.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Cayman Islands as at 1 October 2019 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.

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

Cayman Islands is for example 72.7% more expensive than USA for groceries, 56.3% more expensive for household costs than UK, and 305.3% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Cayman Islands is ranked as a some hardship location.

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

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