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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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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
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International Assignment Management
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Hypothetical Tax 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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New Zealand, Christchurch
Overview

New Zealand, ChristchurchChristchurch is the largest city in the South Island and the country's second-largest urban area after Auckland. Christchurch's economy is historically dominated by the agricultural industry and agribusinesses in Christchurch such as malting, seed development and dressing, wool and meat processing, and small biotechnology operations using by-products from meat works. In more recent times technology-based industries have become prominent. Tourism is also a significant factor of the local economy.

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 Christchurch is 396,700 (Urban) (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 1.5% for New Zealand as at June 2018.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for New Zealand is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 33%.


Cost Of Living

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

In Christchurch, 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: Low
5) Furniture & Appliances: High
6) Groceries: High
7) Healthcare: Very 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

Christchurch is for example 36.8% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 45.6% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 83.4% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Christchurch is ranked as a minimal hardship location.

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

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