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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 25, 2019 @ 03:12 PM / by Michelle Curran

 Part Two: Mobility Tax 201 [Webinar Recording] 

Income tax is often the largest cost item in an international assignment. An accurate determination of hypothetical and gross-up taxes is essential to the design of equitable expatriate compensation packages. 



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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'] Apr 21, 2019 @ 07:43 PM / by Rose Allen

Doha, Qatar as seen during a recent AIRINC cost of living survey.

A declining rental market

With housing supply exceeding demand and the number of incoming expatriates dropping, Doha’s rental market declined over the past year. 



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[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2019 @ 04:09 PM / by Christine Midwood

Who doesn't want the best?

Everyone wants to make good decisions – from choosing the school that is right for your kids or what food is right for your body. But what about when it comes to your business? Are you thinking the same way? The decisions you make for your business will impact you, your company, and your employees.



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[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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