Saturday, October 28, 2017

Latest International Inflation Rates - October 2017

The latest available inflation rate for all countries world wide (as available in October 2017): Afghanistan 4.5% (Aug 2017).
Albania 25.18% (Sept 2017).
Algeria 1.4% (2012 est).
Angola 24.2% (Sept 2017).
Anguilla 1% (Sept 2017).
Antigua and Barbuda 1.8% (Sept 2017).
Argentina 6.12% (Sept 2017).
Armenia 2.01% (Sept 2017).
Aruba 0.7% (Aug 2017).
Australia 3.1% (Aug 2017).
Austria 1.7% (Apr 2017).
Azerbaijan 5.45% (June 2017).
Bahamas 3.25% (Aug 2017).
Bahrain 2.54% (Sept 2017).
Bangladesh 2.54% (Sept 2017).
Barbados 2.54% (Sept 2017).
Belarus -0.1% (Aug 2017).
Belgium 2.1% (Sept 2017)....

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 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).