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Cost Of Living Data

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2019 @ 09:19 AM / by Gerald Abbey

Andrew Morollo, shown above, playing an Eritrean Krar at a wedding in Asmara.

15 years of collecting data across the globe: 

Andrew Morollo, AIRINC’s most seasoned international cost-of-living surveyor, visited his 200th unique survey city in 2018. To honor this milestone, Andrew tells us about his career, and the lessons he’s learnt from 15 years of surveying, and a lifetime of travel.



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[fa icon="calendar'] May 06, 2019 @ 12:01 AM / by Grace Kernohan

The problems with low-wage to high-cost locations:

Many global mobility professionals have run into this problem:



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[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2019 @ 04:20 PM / by Rose Allen

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates during survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Rose Allen.

New Construction, Increased Vacancies, and Expo 2020

Rents dropped in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, where housing supply continues to exceed demand.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 25, 2019 @ 07:40 PM / by Morgan Grenier

Kuwait City, Kuwait as seen during a recent AIRINC cost of living survey.

The GCC and collective tax reforms

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries first agreed to collective tax reforms in 2016, including directives to implement a VAT of 5%, as well as excise taxes, also known as selective taxes, and commonly referred to as “sin taxes.”



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[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 23, 2019 @ 01:57 PM / by Anne Benjamin


Work-related travel experiences are often the most rewarding

Cost-of-Living Surveyors at AIRINC spend approximately half their time on the road, collecting prices and qualitative information about goods & services and housing.



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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'] Apr 14, 2019 @ 07:45 PM / by Alex Davis

Singapore as seen during a recent AIRINC cost of living survey.

Impact of the Vehicle Quota System (VQS)

Singapore can be one of the most expensive places in the world to purchase a vehicle because of the Certificate of Entitlement (COE), which is required for purchasing a car and allows for ownership for a period of ten years. 



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[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 08, 2019 @ 01:02 AM / by Gerald Abbey

What is a Personal Salary Impact Statement?

This is information that an employer can offer an employee when relocating them from one location to another. This statement provides a sense of how the employee’s purchase power will be affected by the move.



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