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Cost Of Living Surveys

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2019 @ 06:32 AM / by Andrew Morollo

The long unused movie theatre named 'Cinema Marcelo da Veiga' in São Tomé. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Andrew Morollo.

The Pace of Change: From Hong Kong to São Tomé 

As a resident of Hong Kong, I’m used to seeing the supremely fast-paced development of a modern city: new skyscrapers, high-speed train stations, subway lines, road tunnels, highways, stores, restaurants, and even a 55-kilometer-long bridge were built in the short time that I’ve lived there.



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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 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'] Mar 19, 2019 @ 07:23 AM / by Andrew Morollo


Highly-organized, Professional Data Researchers 

Many people dream of having a job that includes some international travel. AIRINC surveyors get more than “some” - they spend about half of the year on the road. While they get the opportunity to travel to far-flung locations



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[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2019 @ 07:48 AM / by Eugene Kobiako

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A chart of the currency fluctuations in India since the demonetization in 2016.

Demonetization in India: a shock to the system

In November of 2016, the government of India decided to demonetize all the 500- and 1000-rupee banknotes and issued new 500- and 2000-rupee banknotes. The announcement came suddenly and gave people only until the end of 2016 to exchange their money.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 08, 2019 @ 07:24 AM / by Morgan Grenier

A night view of Dubai as seen during a recent AIRINC cost of living survey. 

Modern Construction, Planning, and Technology

While on the roads in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, you’re as likely to pass delivery-laden motor scooters as you are Lamborghinis, and all enjoy the smooth, well organized road systems in the country. 



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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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