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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
Cost of Living Index
International Assignment Management
Salary Purchasing Power Parity
Hypothetical Tax Calculator
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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
and expatriate life


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Cost of Living Reviews

Cost of Living Reviews by City and Country for 780 International Locations

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United Arab Emirates, All Areas
Overview

United Arab Emirates, All AreasThe United Arab Emirates is in the Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia. The climate is desert, but cooler in the eastern mountains.

The official language is Arabic. English is widely understood and is the main business language. The main religion is Islam.

The economy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is that of a developing country. The UAE currently has one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

Expatriate business dress is typically a suit. Dress codes in Dubai are relatively liberal however other areas such as Sharjah are more conservative. Expatriates should be careful not to offend Islamic sensitivities.

The security risk for expatriates in the United Arab Emirates is low. Risks include low levels of petty crime, the underlying threat of terrorism, and indiscriminate attacks on expatriates or foreign interests by extremists in the region.

The currency of United Arab Emirates is the Utd. Arab Emir. Dirham (AED). Banking is on a par with that of Western Europe and North America.

Medical facilities are good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates can be high. Proof of insurance or the means to settle any medical fees is generally required before treatment is provided. Cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus have been reported.

The population of the United Arab Emirates is 9.3 Million (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 3.1% for the United Arab Emirates as at September 2018.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for the United Arab Emirates is based on the current personal income tax rate of 0% as there is currently no personal income tax.


Cost Of Living

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

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

UAE is for example -0.4% cheaper than USA for groceries, 42.5% more expensive for household costs than UK, and 18% more expensive for transport costs than India.

UAE is ranked as a some hardship location.

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

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