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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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Reunion, All Areas

Reunion, All AreasReunion is an island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, about 200 kilometres (120 mi) south west of Mauritius. The climate is tropical marine, cool and dry from May to November, and hot and rainy from November to April.

The official language is French. The local populace speaks Creole, which is a mixture of several languages including French, Malagasy and other African languages. English is spoken by a handful of people. The main religions are Christianity, Hinduism and Islam.

The economy of Reunion is reliant on tourism but agriculture has long been the major export, primarily sugarcane.

Expatriate business dress is relatively informal, only formal official occasions requires a suit.

The security risk for expatriates in Reunion is low. Risks include low levels of opportunistic crime. Other risks include volcanic activity and tropical storms.

The currency of Reunion is the Euro (EUR).

Medical facilities are good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates from outside the EU can be high. Some specialist treatment is also available. Cases of Chikungunya virus have been reported.

The population of Reunion is 865,800 (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 0.6% for Reunion as at 2016.

For a single Expat, tax for Reunion is progressive up to 45%.

Cost Of Living

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

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

Reunion is for example 17.1% more expensive than USA for groceries, 34.7% more expensive for household costs than UK, and 82.4% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Reunion is ranked as a some hardship location.

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

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