Data Points: A selection of AIRINC cost-of-living survey results
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[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 07, 2019 @ 12:26 PM / by Patrick Benedetti
[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 04, 2019 @ 02:30 AM / by Philli Wong
Belize City, Belize as seen during our recent on-site survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Philli Wong.
Over the past decade of surveying Belize City, availability and outlets in our goods and services survey have changed very little. The same two supermarkets remain the best options in town–Brodie’s and Save U. These outlets offer a decent selection of grocery items and some imports, but an assignee may have to visit more than one shop on a shopping trip in order to get particular ingredients.
[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 17, 2018 @ 11:55 AM / by Samuel Pearl Schwartz
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia as seen during an on-site survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Samuel Pearl Schwartz.
On my recent trip, I surveyed Malaysian cities on the island of Borneo. The island is shared by Malaysia, Indonesia, and the small sultanate of Brunei. The largest of the cities I surveyed was Kota Kinabalu, known colloquially as “KK.”
[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 19, 2018 @ 01:30 AM / by Eugene Kobiako
One of many alerts posted around the V&A Waterfront Mall in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Eugene Kobiako.
AIRINC’s onsite Surveyors investigate topics of international interest, including hardship situations. My colleague, Yimkwan Tsang, wrote about the water crisis in Cape Town after her February 2018 survey. At that time, Cape Town was expected to run out of water as early as June. However, this event, known as Day Zero, kept getting pushed back.
[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 09, 2018 @ 12:00 AM / by Morgan Grenier
[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 04, 2018 @ 08:54 AM / by Patrick Benedetti
[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 30, 2018 @ 04:15 AM / by Meleah Paull
Best known for its banking sector and the numerous international organizations headquartered there, Geneva is also regularly cited as one of the most expensive cities in the world.
[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 17, 2018 @ 06:47 AM / by Patrick Benedetti