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 is the methodology used for the cost of living index data?

The data is collected and updated on a continual basis, however we upload the quality assured indexes quarterly (1 January; 1 April; 1 July; 1 October).

The collected data (from more than 50 sources) comprises the local prices for goods and services applicable to expatriates, converted to USD at the time the data is collected. The goods and services have been grouped together into categories (baskets) and the cost calculated for each basket in each location. Furthermore, these baskets have been weighted based on extensive research of actual, senior, expatriate spending habits. As a result the cost of living comparisons are applicable to internationally mobile senior staff such as specialists, professionals, managers and executives.

The 3 month cycle involves closing off input and then conducting a rigorous quality assurance process before publishing the updated indexes. The indexes are influenced by both the actual local prices as well as the ruling exchange rates at the time the prices were collected. Statistical fluctuations can occur particularly as a result of old data dropping out and new data coming into the database. The maximum time between gathering prices and producing an updated index is 12 months. Data dated older than 12 months is dropped from the database based on the date it was collected.

Any price on which the current index is based is therefore between 1 and 12 months old.