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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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France, Bordeaux
Overview

France, BordeauxBordeaux is a port city on the Garonne River, the capital of the Aquitaine region, as well as the prefecture of the Gironde department in south-western France. Bordeaux is the world's major wine industry capital. Other industries include the aeronautic industry, laser and plasma technologies, and tourism.

France is in Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain. The climate is generally cool in winter and mild in summer, but with mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean.

The official language is French. English is commonly spoken in major cities and in business circles. Visitors, particularly native English speakers, should try to speak at least a few words of French. Do not use the familiar 'tu' form of address unless invited to do so. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of France is a mixed economy which is the fifth largest economy in the world, by measurement of GDP (nominal), behind the United States, Japan, China and Germany. It is the second largest economy in Europe.

Business in France tends to be on the formal side. It is expected to use formal terms of address such as ‘mademoiselle' for young women, ‘Madame' for other women, ‘monsieur' for men, plus the surname (for example, Madame DuPont). If a professional title is used (for example, ‘monsieur le president'), expatriates should follow the example. France has a conservative business culture, which although is changing, continues to be male dominated, particularly in large domestic companies.

The security risk for expatriates in France is generally low. Risks include petty / street crime in major urban areas, especially in tourist areas, disruptions related to strikes, and particularly in recent years extremist terrorism.

The currency of France is the Euro (EUR). Banking is on a par with the rest of Western Europe and North America. Credit cards are widely accepted.

The standard of healthcare in France is good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates from outside the EU can be high.

The population of Bordeaux is 1.2 Million (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 2.1% for France as at June 2018.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in France is progressive up to 45%.


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Bordeaux as at 1 July 2018 is high in comparison to other places in the world.

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

Bordeaux is for example 36.5% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 38.2% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 18.2% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Bordeaux is ranked as a minimal hardship location.

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

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