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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Guyana, All Areas

Guyana, All AreasGuyana is in Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Suriname and Venezuela. The climate is tropical, hot and humid, moderated by northeast trade winds.

The official language is English. It is widely spoken, however informal communication is carried out in Guyanese Creole. The main religions are Christianity, Hinduism and Islam.

The economy of Guyana is mainly based on agriculture (production of rice and Demerara sugar), bauxite mining, gold mining, timber, shrimp fishing and minerals. Guyana is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Chronic problems include a shortage of skilled labour and a deficient infrastructure.

Expatriate business dress should be appropriate for the humid, equatorial climate of Guyana, such as a lightweight suit or equivalent.

The security risk for expatriates in Guyana is medium. Risks include generalised crime.

The currency of Guyana is the Guyanese Dollar (GYD). Guyana is largely a cash based economy. Credit card acceptance is limited.

Medical facilities are very limited in Georgetown and are absent in remote areas. Zika virus and Chikungunya virus have been reported. Malaria and dengue fever are common.

The population of Guyana is 773,300 (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 0.6% for Guyana as at March 2018.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in Guyana is progressive up to 40%.

Cost Of Living

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

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

Guyana is for example 13.5% more expensive than USA for groceries, -38% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 37.2% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Guyana is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

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

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