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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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Vatican City, Vatican City
Overview

Vatican City, Vatican CityVatican City is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome. The unique, non-commercial economy of Vatican City is supported financially by contributions (known as Peter's Pence) from Roman Catholics throughout the world, the sale of postage stamps and tourist mementos, fees for admission to museums, and the sale of publications.

The Vatican City is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome. The climate is warm and temperate, with more rainfall in winter than in summer.

The official language is Italian. Latin is also widely spoken in the Holy See. The main religion is Christianity.

The Vatican has its own financial system and banks, with interests worldwide. The incomes of lay workers are sensibly better than those of correspondent counterparts who work in the city of Rome. Living standards may be different, at least in their public evidence, due to particular sober lifestyle required.

Dress conservatively when visiting religious buildings.

The security risk for expatriates in the Vatican City is Low. Risks include low levels of petty crime.

The currency of Vatican City is the Euro (EUR).

Medical facilities in Italy are good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates from outside the EU can be high.

The population of The Vatican City is 800 (2016 est.), while the inflation rate is 1.3% (Jun 2017).


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in The Vatican City as at 1 July 2017 is very low in comparison to other places in the world.

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

The Vatican City is for example -24.4% cheaper than USA for groceries, -33.7% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 46.3% more expensive for transport costs than India.

The Vatican City is ranked as a minimal hardship location.

The hardship premium for The Vatican City for an expat from Australia, is for example 0%, i.e. host location (the Vatican City) premium of 10% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%.

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