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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What are the 13 Different Cost of Living Baskets?

Our 13 basket groups are the result of extensive research of actual spending habits, which allows our cost of living indices to reflect a reality-based international expenditure pattern. When comparing the cost of living between two locations, the difference in the aggregate cost of all the items in each of the 13 basket groups are examined in each location. This is done by using the average reported price in each location for the same quantity of each item. Cost of living is the relative differential of the local cost of the basket groups and the ruling exchange rate between the two selected locations. The 13 different basket groups are weighted according to expatriate expenditure norms.

The 13 different basket groups are as follows:
Alcohol and Tobacco: for items such as beer, spirits, wine and cigarettes.

Clothing: for items such as business, casual and children's clothing and footwear.

Communication: for items such as home telephone rental, internet subscription, mobile tariff and data costs.

Education: for items such as creche / pre-school fees, primary school fees, high school fees and tertiary study fees.

Furniture and Appliances: for items such as dining table and chairs, home entertainment, kitchen appliances, and sofa.

Groceries: for items such as consumables, cleaning products, dairy, fresh fruit & vegetables, general food products, snacks, soft drinks.

Healthcare: for items such as doctor visit, hospital stay, non-prescription medicine, and medical insurance.

Household Accommodation: for items such as apartment purchase, mortgage rate, rental, and utilities.

Miscellaneous: for items such as dry cleaning, linen, magazines, newspapers, office supplies, and postage stamps.

Personal Care: for items such as cosmetics, hair care, and toiletries.

Recreation and Culture: for items such as books, cinema, sport and theatre tickets.

Restaurants, Meals Out and Hotels: for items such as hotel daily room rates, meals and beverages in restaurants, and take away food and beverages.

Transport: for items such as fuel (petrol/gasoline), public transport, vehicle purchase and maintenance.