Monday, February 19, 2018

Middle East Expat Cost of Living 2018



Doha in Qatar is the most expensive city for expats in the Middle East as at January 2018, followed by Beirut in Lebanon, and Jerusalem in Israel.

While Doha is the most expensive city in the Middle East, it is only ranked 59th in the world. In Doha alcohol, housing, and education costs are very high.

https://www.xpatulator.com/cost-of-living-article/Middle-East-Expat-Cost-of-Living-Comparison_707.cfm

Friday, February 16, 2018

Latest International Inflation Rates - February 2018


The latest available inflation rate for all countries world wide (as available in 15 February 2018): Afghanistan 3.1% (Nov 2017).
Albania 1.7% (Jan 2018).
Algeria 4.62% (Dec 2017).
Angola 22.72% (Jan 2018).
Anguilla 3.1% (2014 est).
Antigua and Barbuda 1.4% (2012 est).
Argentina 25% (Jan 2018).
Armenia 2.7% (Jan 2018).
Aruba -0.3% (Dec 2017).
Australia 1.9% (Dec 2017).
Austria 2.2% (Dec 2017).
Azerbaijan 12.9% (Dec 2017).
Bahamas 1.8% (Nov 2017).
Bahrain 1.3% (Dec 2017).
Bangladesh 5.83% (Dec 2017).
Barbados 3.4% (July 2017).
Belarus 4.5% (Jan 2018).
Belgium 1.71% (Jan 2018).
Belize 1% (Dec 2017).
Benin 3% (Dec 2017).
Bermuda 1.7% (Apr 2017).
Bhutan 5.18% (Sept 2017).
Bolivia 2.71% (Dec 2017).
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.2% (Dec 2017).
Botswana 3.1% (Jan 2018).
Brazil 2.86% (Jan 2018).
British Virgin Islands 2% (Nov 2016).
Brunei -0.02% (Dec 2017).
Bulgaria 2.8% (Dec 2017)....

https://www.xpatulator.com/cost-of-living-article/Latest-International-Inflation-Rates_712.cfm

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

2018 Most Expensive Countries for Expats



January 2018 survey by Xpatulator.com 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 January 2018 comprise three from Africa Angola (1); South Sudan (3); Central African Republic (10), three from Europe Norway (2); Switzerland (5); Denmark (7), three from America Bermuda (4); Cayman Islands (6); Bahamas (8), and one from Asia Pacific Japan (9).

The January 2018 top 10 world country cost of living comparison (covering 216 countries) rankings for all expat basket items from most expensive location to least expensive are as follows:
1. Angola (Africa)
2. Norway (Europe)
3. South Sudan (Africa)
4. Bermuda (Americas)
5. Switzerland (Europe)
6. Cayman Islands (Americas)
7. Denmark (Europe)
8. Bahamas (Americas)
9. Japan (Asia-Pacific)
10. Central African Republic

https://www.xpatulator.com/cost-of-living-article/The-Most-Expensive-Countries-in-the-World-for-Expatriate-Professional-Migrants_717.cfm

Friday, January 12, 2018

Europe Expat Cost of Living January 2018


Oslo is Europe's most expensive and the world's 4th most expensive city, leapfrogging past Zurich and Geneva. Zurich and Geneva are ranked as the second and third most expensive expat cities in Europe and the 5th and 6th most expensive cities in the world for expatriates as at January 2018. This is due primarily to the strong Swiss Franc as well as due to high rentals and institutionalized high wages.
An interesting observation is that the most expensive cities in Europe are dominated by Non-Euro countries.
https://www.xpatulator.com/cost-of-living-article/Europe-Expat-Cost-of-Living-Comparison_708.cfm

Thursday, January 11, 2018

International City Cost of Living for Expatriate Professionals - January 2018


Top 20 City Rankings as at 1 January 2018 - Overall cost of living Index - All 13 Baskets:

1. Luanda (Angola-Africa)
2. Hong Kong (China-Asia-Pacific)
3. Singapore (Singapore-Asia-Pacific)
4. Oslo (Norway-Europe)
5. Zurich (Switzerland-Europe)
6. Geneva (Switzerland-Europe)
7. Hamilton (Bermuda-Americas)
8. Tokyo (Japan-Asia-Pacific)
9. New York (Manhattan) NY (USA-Americas)
10. Monaco (Monaco-Europe)
11. Bangui (Central African Republic-Africa)
12. Shanghai (China-Asia-Pacific)
13. Sydney (Australia-Asia-Pacific)
14. San Jose CA (USA-Americas)
15. Copenhagen (Denmark-Europe)
16. Yokohama (Japan-Asia-Pacific)
17. George Town (Cayman Islands-Americas)
18. San Francisco CA (USA-Americas)
19. Nassau (the Bahamas-Americas)
20. Osaka (Japan-Asia-Pacific)

https://www.xpatulator.com/cost-of-living-article/International-City-Cost-of-Living-for-Expatriate-Professional-Migrants_716.cfm