AIRINC Cost of Living Surveys

    Oct 15, 2015 @ 02:16 PM / by Jeff Hawk

    Why Onsite 12.1

    Photo taken during an AIRINC on-site survey.

    The data reliability you depend on 

    One of AIRINC’s hallmarks is its approach to cost of living data collection. We send our own centrally trained, in-house professional staff to over 300 locations around the world to collect market basket prices and meet with real estate and relocation professionals to assess expatriate housing. Our Boston, Brussels, and Hong Kong based surveyors collect and analyze global cost of living data for both goods and services and expatriate housing.

    Most importantly, their location and pricing knowledge resides in-house at AIRINC. Our clients have come to rely on our consistent, objective research methodology to support and defend their expatriate pay packages as well as build their global knowledge.

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    A wealth of insight from going on-site 

    Through our many mobility products and consultation offerings, we provide insight into new and existing expatriate locations based on the wealth of cost of living details collected by our global research team. Additionally, AIRINC now offers publications that cover general living conditions as well as changing costs for both goods and services and housing and utilities. Our research staff’s location knowledge is both deep and wide, allowing us to highlight any similarities and differences that we see across countries to broaden the mobility manager’s views.

    AIRINC continues to venture into new expatriate locations. Most recently we collected data in Praia, Cape Verde Islands and Port Vila, Vanuatu. This year we will be surveying Dili in Timor-Leste as we continue to push our global reach farther.

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    Topics: Cost of Living Surveys, Data and Infographics

    Jeff Hawk

    Written by Jeff Hawk

    Jeff joined AIRINC in 1992 as a Client Service Manager for clients in the consumer goods, energy and financial services industries. He has spent 20 years in Client Services helping design customized data systems to support client requirements. Jeff was Managing Director of AIRINC Europe S.A. in Brussels, Belgium, from 2005 to 2010 where he led a U.S.- and European-based Client Services group specializing in managing European-headquartered companies. He has travelled to more than fifty countries and has appeared as a speaker before various seminars and conferences, presenting in English and French. Upon his return from Brussels, Jeff was instrumental in driving the newly-established Analysis & Delivery (A&D) unit which has helped AIRINC streamline data analysis support and delivery. Beginning in 2013, Jeff led AIRINC’s Data and Analysis group which includes all data collection, analysis, and delivery. His latest role is Vice President, Americas Region. Jeff received his B.S. in Accounting and B.A. in French from the University of Utah, and his M.B.A. from Bentley University.