International Cost of Living Calculators

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
Salary Purchasing Power Parity
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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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Samoa, All Areas

Samoa, All AreasSamoa is in Oceania, and consists of a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and New Zealand. The climate is tropical with a rainy season (November to April), and a dry season (May to October).

The official language is English. Samoan is the national language. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Samoa has traditionally been dependent on development aid, private family remittances from overseas, and agricultural exports. Agriculture employs two-thirds of the labour force, and furnishes 90% of exports.

Expatriate business dress in Samoa is relatively casual. Expatriates seldom wear ties, but on formal occasions a lightweight suit may be worn.

The security risk for expatriates in Samoa is low. Risks include petty theft and low levels of violent crime.

The currency of Samoa is the Samoan Tala (WST).

Medical facilities are adequate for routine treatment. Up front payment is often required. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be expensive. Typhoid, hepatitis, filariasis and tuberculosis occur. Cases of Zika virus and Chikungunya virus have been reported.

The population of Samoa is 192,300 (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 5.1% for Samoa as at 2019.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Samoa is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 27%.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Samoa as at 1 July 2019 is average in comparison to other places in the world.

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

Samoa is for example 2.6% more expensive than USA for groceries, -42.2% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 100.6% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Samoa is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

The hardship premium for Samoa for an expat from Australia, is for example 20%, i.e. host location (Samoa) premium of 30% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%.

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