Thursday, February 19, 2015

Expat's Most Expensive vs Least Expensive....Which Are You?

Do you live in any of these countries? Do you know if you are being paid enough to cover your quality and standard of living?


Monday, February 9, 2015

The Americas Still Hold The Top Spot For Most Expensive Expat City In The World

Caracas has retained this top spot for the last five years, even with the drop in the cost of living in the country, many factors ensure it's position.
Manhattan is the second most expensive location in the Americas, with  Managua in Nicaragua as the cheapest.

The Americas Top 10 Most Expensive Expat Destinations 2010 - 2015

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Here Are The Americas Most Expensive Expatriate Locations

With the relative strength of the US Dollar cities in the USA have continued to climb the expatriate cost of living rankings. This has also contributed to cities in other regions dropping in the rankings with Canadian cities moving out of the top ten.

The top five ranked locations in the Americas include: Caracas, Manhattan NY, Hamilton, Sao Paulo and George Town.


Xpatulator.com has been created to assist subscribers calculate expatriate pay using the online calculators and extensive database of cost of living and hardship indexes, for 780 international locations. The cost of living ranking information is updated quarterly using data collected by Xpatulator.com over the past 12 months.

For the full list of the rankings go here.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo - Asia Pacific Expatriate Cost of Living

What do these three Asia Pacific locations have in common?

They are all on the top of the list of the most expensive expatriate locations to live, in this area.

Hong Kong tops the list as the most expensive location, this is due to the high cost of housing, schooling and limited space available.  Singapore is second, Tokyo comes in third, Sydney fourth and Shanghai fifth.   Australia sees four of its cities in the top ten, these include Sydney fourth (14th worldwide), Canberra sixth (24th overall), Melbourne eighth (29th overall) and Perth tenth (32nd overall).

For full cost of living comparison go here.

Top Ten Cost of Living Comparison over the Last Six Years


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Monday, January 19, 2015

Thinking of Living in The Middle East? Which City Rates as the Most Expensive on the Cost Of Living Rankings?

Considering moving to the Middle East, raises many questions.  Which country are we moving to? Will we cope with the culture change?  How much will our every day living change?  How big is the expat community? What about people from our own country? Are the schools good? Will they have the same schooling system that our children are used to?The questions go on and on....

Interestingly, many people do the basic calculations on how much it will cost to live in the desired city, but many do not take all the relevant costs into account.  Xpatulator.com assists subscribers to calculate expatriate pay using the online calculators and extensive database of cost of living and hardship indexes, for 780 international locations. Data is collected from 50 types of data sources, including local service providers in each location, international service providers, official governmental statistics and global agency data. The data is thoroughly quality assured and manually checked by Xpatulator Analysts. 

Jerusalem in Israel is ranked as the most expensive city to live in as an expat in the region but ranks 136th worldwide, this is followed by Abu DhabiDoha and Dubai respectively.

For expat's the strong shekel has made imports more expensive, and the relatively high cost of housing has further contributed to Israel becoming the most expensive country, and Jerusalem the most expensive city in the Middle East.



Six Year Top Ten Ranking Comparison:


For the full listing go here.

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