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Meleah Paull

Meleah Paull
: Originally from Seattle, Meleah joined AIRINC’s Cambridge office at the beginning of 2015. After living in Slovenia, Russia, and Washington, DC she has been excited to take on new continents and cultures as a data surveyor and analyst.

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 04, 2019 @ 07:15 PM / by Meleah Paull

Availability of Goods and Services in Yangon

Economic liberalization in Myanmar over the past decade has brought significant change to the availability of goods and services in Yangon. While expatriates once shopped on home leave or R&R trips, now Mango or Nike are available at the nearest mall.

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[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2019 @ 12:04 AM / by Meleah Paull

Montevideo, Uruguay as seen during a recent AIRINC cost of living survey.

Cost of living vs Minimum wage

On January 1, 2019, the monthly national minimum wage increased from 13,430 Uruguayan pesos (UYU) to 15,000 UYU, an almost 12% annual increase. Similarly, the minimum wage had been raised 9.5% the previous year.

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 28, 2019 @ 01:00 AM / by Meleah Paull

Seoul, South Korea as seen during AIRINC's recent on-site survey. 

Availability and Production Delays

During AIRINC’s November onsite surveys in Korea, aspirin was still absent from pharmacy shelves. The 500mg tablets have not been available for purchase since December 2016, when the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety determined that the dissolution rate did not meet its standards.

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[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 15, 2018 @ 04:01 PM / by Meleah Paull

The Tumult of the Turkish Lira

The Turkish lira has had a volatile year and an especially tumultuous past week. In July, the Central Bank of Turkey alarmed investors by keeping interest rates steady even as CPI annual inflation rose to double digits.

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 30, 2018 @ 04:15 AM / by Meleah Paull

Geneva, Switzerland

Best known for its banking sector and the numerous international organizations headquartered there, Geneva is also regularly cited as one of the most expensive cities in the world.

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[fa icon="calendar'] May 01, 2018 @ 01:58 PM / by Meleah Paull

A decade of change

Countries that rely heavily on oil resources to drive prosperity have long understood the challenge of government funding amid volatile global commodity prices.

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2018 @ 07:15 AM / by Meleah Paull

Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India

Six months after the introduction of the national Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India, reactions to the measure are still mixed.

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[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 22, 2017 @ 07:00 AM / by Meleah Paull

Expatriate Transportation: Traffic in Sao Paulo

As the most populous metropolitan area in the Americas, São Paulo is infamous for its traffic, regularly landing on top-ten lists of most hours spent behind the wheel.

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