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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Swaziland, All Areas

Swaziland, All AreasSwaziland is in Southern Africa, between Mozambique and South Africa. The climate varies from tropical to near temperate.

The official languages are SiSwati and English. Although SiSwati is the mother tongue, English is widely spoken. The main religions are Christianity and indigenous beliefs.

The economy of Swaziland is fairly diversified, with agriculture, forestry and mining accounting for about 13% of GDP, manufacturing (textiles and sugar-related processing) representing 37% of GDP. The majority of the population – about 75%—is employed in subsistence agriculture.

Swaziland is one of the last absolute monarchies in the world. Expatriate business dress is relatively conservative, but can be more relaxed in hot weather. Men generally wear a suit and tie, while women wear two-piece suits or equivalent.

The security risk for expatriates in Swaziland is medium. Risks include general crime and poor infrastructure.

The currency of Swaziland is the Swaziland Lilangeni (SZL). South African notes (but not coins) are also legal tender. Most major credit cards are accepted. ATMs are available.

Medical facilities are basic comparable to those of Western Europe and North America, especially in rural areas. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be expensive. There is a high prevalence of HIV.

The population of Swaziland is 1.3 Million (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 4% for Swaziland as at February 2018.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in Swaziland is progressive up to 33%.

Cost Of Living

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

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

Swaziland is for example -27.8% cheaper than USA for groceries, -29.6% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 66.8% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Swaziland is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

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

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