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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Mobility Calculators

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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):

Cost of Living Allowance
Cost of Living Index
International Assignment Management
Salary Purchasing Power Parity
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Cost of Living Comparison by City and Country

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New Zealand, Auckland

New Zealand, AucklandAuckland in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area. Most major international corporations have an Auckland office, as the city is the economic capital of the nation.

New Zealand is in Oceania, and comprises islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia. The climate is temperate with sharp regional contrasts.

The official languages are English and Maori. Maori is only used in New Zealand and despite its official status, its speakers (estimated to be around 130,000 in total) struggle against it being lost. The main religion is Christianity.

The Economy of New Zealand is a market economy which is greatly dependent on international trade, mainly with Australia, the European Union, the United States, China and Japan. It has only small manufacturing and high-tech sectors, being strongly focused on tourism and primary industries like agriculture (though both sectors are highly profitable).

New Zealanders are usually quick to use first names. Expatriate business dress is typically a suit and tie for men, while women are expected to either wear a dress or a suit.

The security risk for expatriates in New Zealand is low. Risks include street crime and theft.

The currency of New Zealand is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD). Banking is on a par with that of Western Europe and North America.

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

The population of Auckland is 1.6 Million (2017 est.), while the inflation rate is 1.9% (Sept 2017).

Cost Of Living

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

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

Auckland is for example 39.7% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 39.4% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 45.4% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Auckland is ranked as a minimal hardship location.

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

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