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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International Assignment Management
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Syria, All Areas

Syria, All AreasSyria is in the Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Lebanon and Turkey. The climate is mostly desert with hot, dry, sunny summers and mild, rainy winters, with snow or sleet periodically in Damascus.

The official language is Arabic. English is commonly used in international business, particularly in the oil industry. French is also widely understood. The main religion is Islam.

The economy of Syria is that of a middle-income, developing country with a diversified economy based on agriculture, industry, and energy.

The security risk for expatriates in Syria is extreme. Risks include the ongoing civil conflict, attacks by armed forces, mass-casualty bombings, crime and kidnapping.

The currency of Syrian Arab Republic is the Syrian Pound (SYP). As at 2016 it is not possible to use internationally issued credit and debit cards to withdraw money from ATMs or to pay for goods and services in Syria.

Medical facilities are extremely limited and medical evacuation may not be possible. Due to the ongoing conflict many hospitals no longer operate. The destruction of infrastructure means there are regular outbreaks of infectious diseases.

The population of Syria is 17 Million (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 43.2% for Syria as at December 2017.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in Syria is progressive up to 22%.

Cost Of Living

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

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

Syria is for example -8.2% cheaper than USA for groceries, -39.7% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 63.4% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Syria is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

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

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