Friday, December 13, 2013

2013 Goals Delivered

Mali in the Maldives

This is the time of year where, while we are rushing to finish that final goal that has been set for the department or business or just for oursleves, we are also contemplating the last few days of 2013. Whether our year has resulted in our expectations of our thoughts in 2012, whether we have achieved our goals, whether our lives are on the route we planned or if there are more exciting prospects on the horizon.  2013 is almost over....

This has been an exciting year for with the introduction of the long awaited upgrade to the website, a new subscription purchasing option and more importantly the new International Assignment Management calculator.

The Xpatulator team has worked hard towards these objectives and are looking forward to a much earned and needed break during December. We would like to thank everyone who was involved in achieving these goals from the development team at Fusion Reactor, our Analysts, and data providers from all over the world, who provide the much needed information for us to do what we do. wishes all our clients a restful end-of-the-year period, and if you are going on holiday enjoy the break and travel safely.  To those that celebrate the Christian Holiday, Merry Christmas and a very prosperous 2014 to you all.

And remember if you are moving to a new destination, we are always just a click away to you finding the right mobility salary.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Cost of Living Index Calculator

Cost of Living Index Calculator

What is this? The COLI calculates cost of living indexes for the host locations you select using the home location you specify.  

As the most comprehensive online source of international cost of living information, we provide you with FREE international location reviews and FREE cost of living rankings for every quarter period during the year, covering 13 different basket groups for every country in the world.

Use the calculators to create, run and receive your personalized report today. is your superior international expatriate mobility cost of living calculator specialist.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

NEW NEW NEW!!! International Assignment Management Calculator

The International Assignment Management Calculator (IAM) is a new calculator set out by Xpatulator to help calculate a typical assignment for an expatriate of between 6 months to 5 years duration, the compensation and benefits are worked out on your choice of home and host location, family size and position.

Clear guidelines are set out within the IAM Report to make an international assignee or expatriate's transfer fair and financially viable. 
The Calculator takes cognisance of the reward structure and market dynamics of the home and host country and calculations use the build-up / balance sheet / home based approach and include hypothetical tax, cost of living index, hardship premium, exchange rate, expatriation premium, benchmark housing allowance and benchmark transport allowance. 
The objective is to ensure consistent equitable treatment and benefits for all expatriate assignees and have a user friendly reward structure to provide seamless coverage for different family scenarios.

Take a look at our Demo Report here or register to use the new calculator.

An expatriate move can be a stressful experience, moving a family along with you can create tensions. Avoid financial stress by ensuring that you make the right decision on the compensation you should be receiving, instead of accepting any offere that is being presented. also offers Salary Purchasing Power Parity, Cost of Living Allowance and Cost of Living Index Calculators, as well as the NEW IAM.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Introducing NEW Offerings

Introducing the many new exciting additions to our website is just the start.
Redesigned for your convenience.  The new user interface introduces an easier-to-use functional menu structure, faster reaction times, and superior usability on mobile devices.
Cost of living calculators
We have categorized  all the Home pages into user friendly sections for easy convenience. All the Premium Calculators are now easier to find under our second menu item CALCULATORS, this includes the invaluable new International Assignment Management Calculator;
general information on each calculator is available when you are signed out and the actual working calculators are available when you are logged in,
all your Reports will be saved into REPORT ARCHIVES when you are logged in and can now be found in their calculator Menu Item - Cost of Living Allowance, Cost of Living Index, Salary Purchasing Power Parity or International Assignment Management.
The old favourites are still available under COL Rankings for all location ranking information and Location Info is the Old Cost of Living Reviews section where you can still find all the usual country information.
Keep your eyes peeled on our blog for new information on what else has changed.
To come take a peak at the new site, go here. is your superior international expatriate mobility cost of living calculator specialist.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

New York New York

Americans will today be joined by people around the world to commemorate the 12th anniversary of 9/11 with solemn ceremonies and pledges to not forget the nearly 3,000 killed when hijacked jetliners crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania field.

New York is a resilient city that has endured, overcome and continued to be the city that sets the trends for the world in so many ways. 

New York is a so many things to so many people, almost every lifestyle and every culture on earth can be found here. To me this is symbolized by the iconic United Nations General Assembly, right in the centre of New York's heart. 

Here are some of the different New York's from my perspective:

New York is a state. With a population of around 20 million, the economy of New York state is diverse including agriculture, printing and publishing, scientific instruments, electric equipment, machinery, chemical products, and tourism. New York exports a wide variety of goods such as foodstuffs, commodities, minerals, computers and electronics, cut diamonds, and automobile parts.    

New York is a city, in fact the most populous city in the United States (with over 8 million people), and the centre of the New York metropolitan area, which is one of the most populous urban areas in the world.

Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City's five boroughs with a population of around 2.5 million. The economy of Brooklyn includes services, retailing and construction. Half of Brooklyn's residents work outside of the area, most in Manhattan.


Manhattan is the oldest and the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City. It is regarded as the commercial, financial, and cultural centre of both the United States and the world and is home to Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Many major radio, television, and telecommunications companies in the United States are based in Manhattan, as well as many news, magazine, book, and other media publishers.

Queens is the easternmost of the five boroughs of New York City, and is the largest borough in area and the second-largest in population with around 2.2 million people. The economy of Queens includes tourism, industry, and trade and is also a manufacturing and back office centre. Queens is home to two of the three major New York City area airports, JFK International Airport and LaGuardia Airport.

Whatever New York means to you, in the words of Frank Sinatra, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere, its up to you New York, New York.