Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Africa Expat Cost of Living Comparison - October 2017

Luanda is the most expensive city to live in the African region, and world-wide as at October 2017. The extremely costly safe expatriate accommodation, imported produce and costly international private schooling are among the main factors that have kept Launda at the top of the rankings in Africa. A rented house in a guarded community (recommended due to the threat of violent crime) can cost between US$8 000 and US$12 000 per month, international private schooling up to US$40 000 a year and the requirement for either a 4x4 to navigate the roads (which are being improved) or for a driver can be costly.

Bangui in the Central African Republic is the second most expensive city in Africa. The economy of the CAR is dominated by the cultivation and sale of food crops.

Freetown in Sierra Leone is the third most expensive city in Africa. Freetown is particularly expensive for international education and recreation.

Cairo in Egypt is the cheapest African city.


Monday, October 16, 2017

International City Cost of Living for Expatriate Professional Migrants - October 2017

Luanda is the most expensive city in the world for an expatriate professional migrant to live in as at October 2017, followed by Hong Kong and Singapore. The top ten most expensive cities in the world comprise one from Africa (Luanda (1)), three from Asia-Pacific (Hong Kong (2); Singapore (3); Tokyo (8)), four from Europe (Zurich (4); Geneva (5); Oslo(7); Monaco (10)), and two from America (Hamilton (6); Manhattan NY (9)).


Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Most Expensive Countries in the World for Expatriate Professional Migrants - October 2017

This October 2017 survey by Xpatulator.com is based on expatriate professional migrant spending focusing on “international” brands and premium service providers such as up-market medical practices, international schools, and exclusive, secure accommodation.

The top ten most expensive countries in the world as at October 2017 comprise two from Africa (Angola) (1); Ghana (10), three from Europe (Norway (2); Switzerland (3)); Denmark (6)), four from America (Bermuda (4); Cayman Islands (5); Barbados (7); Bahamas (8), and one from Asia Pacific (Japan) (9).

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Europe Expat Cost of Living - July 2017

Zurich and Geneva are ranked as the first and second most expensive expat cities in Europe and the 4th and 5th most expensive cities in the world for expatriates as at July 2017. This is due primarily to the strong Swiss Franc as well as due to high rentals and institutionalized high wages. Xpatulator.com provides international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators such as the cost of living index, cost of living allowance and expat salary calculators.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Asia Pacific Expat Cost of Living - July 2017

Hong Kong is the overall most expensive ciy in Asia-Pacific and is the second most expensive city in the world (after Luanda) as at July 2017, mainly due to extremely high housing costs, as well as high cost of schooling and limited space available making rentals high. Singapore remains the second most expensive city in the Asia-Pacific region for expatriates (3rd most expensive in the world) and tops the region rankings when costs related to housing, education, medical and transport are excluded. Tokyo is the third most expensive city in Asia-Pacific, and 7th globally. Japanese locations have moved up in the rankings with 6 cities in the Asia-Pacfic top 10 most expensive places.