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 role does the exchange rate play?

The exchange rate between two currencies specifies how much one currency is worth in terms of the other.

Most countries have a free-floating exchange rate. This means that its exchange rate is allowed to vary against that of other currencies, determined by the market forces of supply and demand.

Exchange rates usually change almost constantly as quoted on the financial markets, around the world.

Exchange rates change whenever the values of either currencies change.

A currency tends to be more valuable when demand is greater than supply (i.e. when a large amount of that currency is sort after for purchase).

A currency tends to be less valuable when demand is less than supply (i.e. when very little of that currency is required for purchase. This typically occurs when the majority prefer holding their wealth in some other form, possibly in another currency).
Current and future exchange rates incorporate interest rate differentials between 2 currencies. Large interest rate differentials may result in a temporary imbalance in exchange rates.

Due to these factors, Xpatulator makes use of an arbitrage exchange rate rather than the ruling exchange rate. Arbitrage is the practice of taking advantage of a price difference between two or more markets. The Xpatulator Arbitrage Exchange Rate calculates each currency against a single currency in order to ensure that any temporary price differences that may occur are negated.

This data is updated quarterly.