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Cost Of Living Data

[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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[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 28, 2019 @ 12:05 AM / by Alex Davis

AIRINC Gasoline Price Tracking Report: Q1 2019

Global gasoline prices fell this quarter compared with our data from six months ago. Oil prices hit a recent high in early October but have fallen sharply since. US crude, for example, had its weakest month in a decade as the price plummeted 22% in November.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 01, 2019 @ 12:05 AM / by Yimkwan Tsang

 Novorossiysk, Russia as seen during our recent on-site survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Eugene Kobiako.

Foreign Citizen Registration Law

In July of 2018, Russia changed its rule for foreign citizen registration. Previously, a foreign resident could register using their company address. The new rule no longer allows this and requires a home address.



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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'] 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 08, 2019 @ 10:00 AM / by Jeremy Piccoli

Update, January 16, 2019: IRS Recalling 46,000 Workers

As part of the IRS contingency plan for a government shutdown, the treasury department is recalling 46,000 people, roughly half of the IRS workforce. These workers are expected to report for work without pay and without a clear plan from the U.S. government to compensate them with back-pay once the government does reopen.



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