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

Do you need a Cost of Living Comparison Calculator?

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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International Cost of Living Calculator Pricing

7 Day Subscription = $39 USD$ per location (minimum of 2 locations required)

Annual Subscription = $89 USD$ per location (minimum of 2 locations required)

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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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Is tax part of the calculators?

Income Tax on Salaries is excluded from the calculators, while Mandatory Sales Taxes on goods and services are included.

The prices collected in each location include applicable mandatory sales taxes. The objective is to arrive at the full price of all goods and services as applicable to a typical expatriate living in each location. This takes different forms such as VAT, GST etc.

The salary used in the calculator is the salary entered by the person running the report. You can use gross or net salary. We advise using net (after tax) salary.
The calculator will then apply the following formula based on the selections in the calculator:
Salary x Cost of living Index Differential x Exchange Rate x Hardship Differential = Calculated Salary in new location

If you use net salary the result will be the net salary in the new location. You would then gross up the net salary for tax and statutory deductions. The net salary in the home country is the input salary. This would be net of home country tax and statutory deductions.

The calculated salary is the net host country salary. You would gross up the net host country salary by the amount of tax and statutory deductions in the host country. This approach ensures the net salary is adjusted for cost of living, hardship and exchange rate. It also results in the gross salary being comparable relative to tax and statutory deductions.