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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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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Palestinian Territories, All Areas

Palestinian Territories, All AreasThe West Bank is in the Middle East, west of Jordan. The climate is temperate, with warm to hot summers and cool to mild winters. The temperature and precipitation vary with altitude.

The official language is Arabic. English is also spoken. The main religions are Muslim, Jewish and Christian.

The economy of the West Bank has improved gradually.

Modest and conservative dress is appropriate and expatriates should wear suits for formal business meetings.

The security risk for expatriates in Palestine and the West Bank-Gaza Strip is medium, but extreme for Gaza. Risks include demonstrations, and clashes between Palestinians and the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) including rocket fire and airstrikes.

The currency of Israel is the Israeli New Shekel (ILS). There are ATMs in Israel and Jerusalem that accept international cards.

Medical facilities are good but can be expensive. Hospitals may insist on payment and may delay departure until bills are met.

The population of the Palestinian Territories is 4.6 Million (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is -1.31% for Palestine as at April 2018.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in Palestinian Territories is progressive up to 15%

Cost Of Living

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

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

Palestinian Territories is for example 1.3% more expensive than USA for groceries, -22.2% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 98.6% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Palestinian Territories is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

The hardship premium for Palestinian Territories for an expat from Australia, is for example 30%, i.e. host location (the Palestinian Territories) premium of 40% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%.

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