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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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Montserrat, All Areas

Montserrat, All AreasMontserrat is located in the Leeward Islands, part of the chain of islands called the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies. The climate is tropical with little daily or seasonal temperature variation.

The official language is English. It spoken with a strong Montserratian accent. The main religion is Christianity.

Since the devastations of Hurricane Hugo and the eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano, the Montserratian economy has been effectively halted.

Expatriate business dress is formal and lightweight suits are recommended.

The security risk for expatriates in Montserrat is low. Risks include low levels of opportunistic petty crime, and frequent volcanic and seismic activity.

The currency of Montserrat is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD). Montserrat is largely a cash based economy, very few shops, hotels or restaurants accept credit cards. US Dollars are widely accepted. There are limited but modern banking facilities.

Medical facilities are limited. Complex medical cases generally require evacuation. Cases of Chikungunya virus have been reported. Airborne dust, volcanic ash and gases can affect people with asthma or other respiratory problems.

The population of Montserrat is 5,000 (2017 est.), while the inflation rate is 1.5% (2017 est).

Cost Of Living

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

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

Montserrat is for example 25.9% more expensive than USA for groceries, 46.7% more expensive for household costs than UK, and 122.5% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Montserrat is ranked as a some hardship location.

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

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