21 Fun Mobility Questions

    Mar 30, 2021 @ 10:59 AM / by Michelle Curran

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    Join us for a fun way to test your mobility trivia knowledge. Compete with your peers to answer fun questions such as: Which of the following 4 countries has the most expensive gas/petrol prices? Which of the following 4 cities has the lowest average rent for a family of four? Which of the following 4 countries is the most expensive for a Netflix subscription?

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    Q.4 2020 AIRINC Global Petrol Price Tracker

    Dec 10, 2020 @ 03:19 PM / by Gerald Abbey

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    After crude futures turned negative in Q2, there seemed only one direction for prices to go – up! AIRINC’s quarterly comparison of petrol pump prices from Q2 to Q4 shows that prices in most researched countries increased, particularly our top five as ranked by percent increase: Zimbabwe, Suriname, Canada, Ethiopia, and Malaysia. For some, this is a cost-driven change; for others, this is a reflection of currency adjustments.

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    A Young Graduate Discovering Global Mobility: 1 year at AIRINC

    Sep 21, 2020 @ 05:49 AM / by Kevin Theissen

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    In 2014, I moved to Brussels to study business engineering at the Solvay Management School. Five years later, I found myself holding a Master’s degree, and I saw a wide range of possibilities before me. Luckily, I was in contact with a recruiter who put me in touch with a company with a mysterious name: AIRINC.

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    How far have petrol prices fallen in Europe and Asia? [Infographic]

    May 06, 2020 @ 07:24 AM / by Yimkwan Tsang

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a historic drop in demand for petroleum products. In addition to reduction of fuel use for air and sea transport, on-road passenger travel has been impacted as consumers are driving significantly shorter distances and less often.

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    COVID-19 Comparison: Global prices for impacted goods

    Apr 18, 2020 @ 12:30 AM / by Gerald Abbey

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    The rapid spread of COVID-19 has upended our daily lives. Besides the primary fear of an uncertain disease that has infected millions and killed tens of thousands, there are also the secondary impacts resulting in overrun healthcare systems, shelter in place orders, and inconsistent availability of food and other essentials. 

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    Disrupted Transportation: A Cost-of-Living Survey in Athens, Greece

    Mar 10, 2020 @ 01:12 PM / by Eugene Kobiako

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    During a recent survey quarter, I had the pleasure of surveying Athens, Greece. While I was on-site, I encountered several protests and demonstrations, which allowed me to really feel like an assignee, navigating the change of social disruption.

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    Is this the most interesting job in the world?

    Feb 10, 2020 @ 07:50 PM / by Gerald Abbey

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    If it's not the most interesting job in the world, it's certainly one of them. AIRINC Cost-of-Living Surveyors travel all over the world for roughly six months of the year to collect pricing data. On the surface, this is the dream job for anyone that thrives on challenging global travel – the kind that takes grit and determination to grind through as you move cities on a seemingly daily basis. Instead of touring from site to site though, you move from store to store and source to source in each location, collecting data to populate a market basket of goods, services, housing, and hardship data. 

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    Expatriate Recreation and Tourism in Manama, Bahrain

    Dec 24, 2019 @ 12:15 AM / by Philli Wong

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    During my recent survey, I visited the Avenue Mall in Manama, a seafront mall stretching for 1.5 km. It reminded me of the Avenue Mall in Kuwait because it provides an outdoor feeling with large glass windows and skylights, while protecting shoppers from the burning sun. As anyone that’s traveled to Bahrain knows, the country is a popular destination for residents of Saudi Arabia seeking recreation and malls are one of the top attractions. Numerous expatriates and Saudi Arabians visit Bahrain for the shopping, movies, restaurants, waterparks, and other activities.

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    Resilient, Persistent, Intelligent, Savvy: Do you have what it takes to become an AIRINC Cost of Living Surveyor?

    Dec 04, 2019 @ 03:12 PM / by Gerald Abbey

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    Having worked as a surveyor for AIRINC, I can tell you it is one of the most unique and fascinating jobs in the world. On the surface, this is the dream job for anyone that thrives on challenging global travel – the kind that takes grit and determination to grind through as you move on a seemingly daily basis. Instead of touring from site to site though, you move from store to store and source to source, collecting data to populate a market basket of goods, services, housing, and hardship data.

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    The 3 Top Challenges with Driving in Nairobi, Kenya

    Dec 03, 2019 @ 02:00 AM / by Samuel Pearl Schwartz

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    On my last survey, a five-week trip across Africa, I visited Lagos, Nigeria and Cairo, Egypt, two of the most notorious traffic destinations in the world. These locations lived up to their hype, and I spent a lot of time sitting in traffic. However, I was surprised to find that Nairobi, Kenya’s traffic was almost as bad despite lacking the same level of notoriety. Nairobi’s three main issues are a shortage of stop signs and traffic lights at intersections, poor road quality, and incredible amounts of construction that disrupt traffic routes.

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