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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Montenegro, All Areas

Montenegro, All AreasMontenegro is in South Eastern Europe, between the Adriatic Sea and Serbia. The climate is mediterranean with hot dry summers and autumns and relatively cold winters with heavy snowfalls inland.

The official languages are Montenegrin, Serbian, Bosniak, Albanian, and Croatian. Montenegrin is considered to be a dialect of Serbo-Croat. Both the Cyrillic and Latin scripts are used. The Latin script is more likely to predominate in central and southern areas. Cyrillic is largely used in the north and more recently in the coastal areas, because of tourists from Russia. The main religions are Christianity and Islam.

The economy of Montenegro is mostly service-based and is in late transition to a market economy.

Montenegrins are warm, sociable people and are welcoming to expatriates. Expatriate business dress for men typically comprises a suit and tie, and for women a suit or a modest dress.

The security risk for expatriates in Montenegro is medium. Risks include petty theft and opportunistic crime, including pickpocketing and bag-snatching.

The currency of Montenegro is the Euro (EUR). Credit cards are widely accepted throughout the country.

Medical facilities are good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates from outside the EU can be high.

The population of Montenegro is 642,600 (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 2.9% for Montenegro as at April 2018.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in Montenegro is a flat rate of 9%.

Cost Of Living

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

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

Montenegro is for example -28.3% cheaper than USA for groceries, -34.3% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 68.1% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Montenegro is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

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

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