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[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 29, 2019 @ 03:15 PM / by Gerald Abbey

The Final 4: Who will be traveling to Lyon, France and what will you pay? 

Now that we've reached the Final 4 teams, we started thinking about practical prices for those of you that are traveling to Lyon, France for the semi-finals and final of the 2019 World Cup.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 27, 2019 @ 01:21 PM / by Gerald Abbey

Views of rusted-out ship remains in Ana Chaves Bay. As seen during AIRINC's onsite survey of São Tomé, São Tomé & Príncipe. Photo taken by AIRINC Surveyor Andrew Morollo

Travel. Learn. Grow. 

While AIRINC has an international survey team that travels globally each quarter to collect data, we as a company are all travelers. To share and connect as a group, we host a photo contest quarterly and hang the winner’s picture in our Cambridge headquarters, helping to decorate our still new-feeling office at 675 Massachusetts Ave.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 26, 2019 @ 02:45 AM / by Gerald Abbey

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup started on June 7. Along with much of the world, we've been following along closely - cheering and thinking about the stats (because we love data) from the games so far. Below are some of the fun facts we've dug up:



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[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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