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Gerald Abbey

Gerald Abbey
Gerry currently fills a dual role as a manager of expatriate housing within AIRINC’s Data and Analysis Department and as Social Media Marketing Manager. As a member of the housing team since 2009, Gerry helps train cost of living surveyors in international housing data collection and analysis methodology, and also assists in the quarterly release of housing and utility data for over 500 locations. Due to the ever changing mobility needs of AIRINC’s clients, Gerry is also working with a product development team to enhance AIRINC’s housing tools to better service our clients’ needs. As the managing editor for content, style, and publication of AIRINC’s blog, Gerry is able to cross-connect his wealth of data experience into valuable content for our global professional following. Before joining AIRINC, Gerry spent two years living as an expatriate in Southeast Asia on a Fulbright Scholarship, teaching and researching international instructional methodology.

Recent Posts

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 12, 2019 @ 06:40 AM / by Gerald Abbey

Assignment Cost Estimator

If you've never heard of the Assignment Cost Estimator, affectionately referred to as ACE at AIRINC, it is a tool that we created to produce reliable and accurate cost estimates for short-term, long-term, and host plus assignments. Whether you're part of a budding Global Mobility program or one with assignees across the globe, we invite you to take ACE for a spin to experience this time-tested, five-star rated tool for yourself.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 07, 2019 @ 04:04 PM / by Gerald Abbey

Global Mobility and the Tides of Change

With the upcoming release of AIRINC's 2019 Mobility Outlook Survey, we wanted to look back at the previous year to rank the top downloads from our extensive Global Mobility library.

Below, you'll find the top 5 reports that have helped shape our views on where mobility is going in 2019 and beyond.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2019 @ 12:30 AM / by Gerald Abbey

Geneva, Switzerland as seen during an on-site AIRINC cost of living survey. 

Top 10 Most Attractive Cities

Attracting and retaining top talent requires organizations to look across geographic borders. Similarly, individuals need to be geographically mobile to advance their careers. How do companies assess where they can retain their employees and maintain the best talent pool? Where do these employees ideally want to live and work? 



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[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 04, 2019 @ 03:54 PM / by Gerald Abbey

 

Thank you for your continued partnership - let's make 2019 your best year yet!

 



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[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 19, 2018 @ 10:25 AM / by Gerald Abbey

Do you want to live in a Top 10 most attractive global city?

Top 150 Most Attractive Cities for Today's Workforce

In 2017, Harvard Business Review featured the Global 150 Cities Index, highlighting the top cities to live in according to the financial and lifestyle benefits they offer. What has changed in 2018? Where does your city rank today? Click here to see the full list now.

 



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[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 14, 2018 @ 01:58 PM / by Gerald Abbey

Ankara, Turkey as seen during an AIRINC on-site cost of living survey.

Currency Bans in Turkish Real Estate Market

For many years, the expatriate rental market in Turkey has been dominated by leases signed and paid in USD or EUR. In September of this year, President Erdogan issued a decree stating that all leases in foreign currency must be converted to Turkish lira (TRY). This move was made to stem the sharp inflation that battered Turkey’s currency in 2018, resulting in a loss of over half its value at its worst point.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 26, 2018 @ 12:30 AM / by Gerald Abbey

A Starbucks storefront in Russia, as seen during an AIRINC on-site survey.

99 Cities and an (almost) $4 difference

With stores in over 75 global markets, Starbucks has become synonymous with coffee throughout much of the world, and we collect the price of a single espresso from just about every country and territory where a Starbucks exists!



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[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 24, 2018 @ 11:58 AM / by Gerald Abbey

2018 AIRINC World Gasoline Price Report

While the world average price of gas has dropped from 1.43 USD per liter in 2014 to 1.17 USD per liter in 2018, prices have been trending upward in many countries



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