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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: 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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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


-International City Cost of Living Rankings

-Regional Cost of Living Rankings (Africa;
America; Asia Pacific; Europe; Middle East)

-Latest Inflation Rates around the world

-Latest Personal Income Tax Rates

-Cost of Living Rankings by Basket

-Articles related to cost of living
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Cost of Living Reviews

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

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Netherlands, Rotterdam
Overview

Netherlands, RotterdamRotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and one of the largest ports in the world. Rotterdam's commercial and strategic importance is based on its location near the mouth of the Nieuwe Maas (New Meuse), one of the channels in the delta formed by the Rhine and Meuse on the North Sea. These rivers lead directly into the centre of Europe, including the industrial Ruhr region.

The Netherlands is in Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between Belgium and Germany. The climate is temperate marine with cool summers and mild winters.

The official language is Dutch. English, German and French are also widely spoken, especially in cities and main tourist areas. A few polite phrases in Dutch will be appreciated. The main religion is Christianity.

The Netherlands has a prosperous and open economy in which the government has reduced its role since the 1980s. Industrial activity is predominantly in food-processing, Financial services, chemicals, petroleum refining, and electrical machinery.

Dutch people generally value honesty and decisiveness. An indirect approach may be perceived as devious or untrustworthy. In business the use of first names is not automatic. Expatriate business dress is relatively conservative, comprising dark suits with neutral shirts.

The security risk for expatriates in the Netherlands is low. Risks include street crime such as pickpockets and bag-snatching in tourist areas, and the underlying threat terrorism.

The currency of Netherlands is the Euro (EUR). Banking is on a par with the rest of Western Europe and North America.

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

The population of Rotterdam is 1.2 Million (Metro) (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 2.1% for the Netherlands as at October 2018.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Netherlands is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 51.95%.


Cost Of Living

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

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

Rotterdam is for example 28.4% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 8.5% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 117.4% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Rotterdam is ranked as a minimal hardship location.

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

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