Data Points: A selection of AIRINC cost-of-living survey results
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[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 11, 2019 @ 06:23 AM / by Patrick Benedetti
[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.
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.”
[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2019 @ 12:04 AM / by Meleah Paull
Montevideo, Uruguay as seen during a recent AIRINC cost of living survey.
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.
[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 14, 2019 @ 07:45 PM / by Alex Davis
Singapore as seen during a recent AIRINC cost of living survey.
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.
[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 04, 2019 @ 07:30 PM / by Patrick Benedetti
[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.
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.
[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 28, 2019 @ 01:00 AM / by Meleah Paull
Seoul, South Korea as seen during AIRINC's recent on-site survey.
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.
[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 07, 2019 @ 12:26 PM / by Patrick Benedetti