Quarterly Update: How Much Inflation are the Top Global Talent Locations Experiencing?

    Feb 09, 2023 @ 10:28 AM / by Catherine Tylke


    2022 Inflation Support

    How Much Inflation are the Top Global Talent Locations Experiencing?

    We have been watching top locations where companies send their key talent - view our interactive Goods & Services Inflation Tracker, which has been updated for this quarter based on the listed countries’ most recently published CPI data.

    The rising inflation that we were observing has tapered off this quarter. The top three locations have shuffled around:

    • Mexico moved from third to first at 9.3%
    • the United Kingdom stayed in second at 8.6%
    • Brazil moved from first to third at 7.8%

    Japan had been lowest on the list for multiple quarters: now, Japan's Goods & Services inflation is at 3.8%, which places it ahead of Saudi Arabia and China (both at 2.5%).



    Who is Feeling the Effects of Inflation?

    International Assignees

    With inflation all over the headlines, are you fielding questions from your assignees regarding their COLA calculations (Cost of Living Allowance) -- in these locations or elsewhere? AIRINC's COLA Change Report can help you with those conversations. It is a transparent personalized report that reflects changes in an assignee’s specific COLA and visually explains the reasons behind the change.


    Employee Salaries

    As a compensation professional, understanding how inflation is impacting your employees’ pay is critical, especially since inflation’s impact on salary varies by multiple factors, from geography to where the individual falls on the income spectrum. Our analysis and data on income distribution shows that inflation is impacting lower-level employees the most.  

    AIRINC’s Inflation Impact Analysis provides you with the data you need to make an informed decision on how much to adjust salaries or when to provide a one-time inflation payment.


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    Catherine Tylke

    Written by Catherine Tylke

    Currently based in London, Catherine joined AIRINC in 2008 as a data surveyor in the Brussels office where she conducted over 35 on-site surveys in nearly 30 countries. She moved to the European Business Development team in 2011, assisting with responses to tenders and providing support for internal projects. In her current roles, Catherine coordinates AIRINC’s global marketing activities. She received her B.A. in Comparative Literature in French and Spanish from Brown University in 2005, which included a semester abroad in Santiago de Chile. A native English speaker, she grew up in Brussels, Belgium and is fluent in French and Spanish.