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[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 29, 2018 @ 03:02 PM / by Yimkwan Tsang

A screenshot from a phone app for transportation in Jakarta, Indonesia. Here, the number provided connects the app payment method to a taxi hailed from the street. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Yimkwan Tsang.

Taxis vs Rideshares in Jakarta

Rideshare companies are having an impact in Jakarta, a city where traffic is ever present and getting around can be challenging. While it is common for expatriates to have a car and driver here, taxi and rideshare companies are innovating ways to capture expatriate clientele.



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[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.

Update on the Water Crisis

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. 



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[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 13, 2018 @ 02:45 AM / by Samuel Pearl Schwartz

City view of Doha, Qatar. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Samuel Pearl Schwartz.

Increased Incentives, Availability 

With the continuing diplomatic blockade, more expatriates are leaving than arriving in Doha. In addition to dropping rents, some landlords are offering incentives on one-year leases, such as one to three months of free rent on twelve-month leases.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 09, 2018 @ 12:00 AM / by Morgan Grenier

A view of Kuwait City, Kuwait during an AIRINC cost-of-living survey.

Tobacco, Alcohol, and Rising Inflation

In Q4 2017 we reported on the emergence of sin taxes across Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 05, 2018 @ 12:11 PM / by Rose Allen

Aerial view of Guyana en route to the capital city, Georgetown. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Rose Allen.

Guyana and the Discovery of Vast Oil Deposits

During our recent survey quarter, I traveled to Georgetown, Guyana. Flying over Guyana I was struck by its rural feel and dense forests. From the air, it looked like the most untouched land I’d ever seen, and I later learned that roughly 80% of Guyana is rainforest.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2018 @ 12:18 PM / by Morgan Grenier

Hundreds of housing units to choose from:

The rental housing market in Abu Dhabi is coming steadily down due to the high number of quality new properties that have come on the market, as well as fewer expatriate arrivals.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2018 @ 12:09 PM / by Andrew Morollo

Aerial view of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Andrew Morollo.

Tall Metal Railings and Thick Bulletproof Glass

AIRINC’s most recent survey of Nairobi closely coincided with the 5th anniversary of the Westgate Mall attack when members of the extremist Islamic group al-Shabaab took siege of the building, which resulted in 71 deaths.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 26, 2018 @ 03:00 AM / by Andrea Downing

27 November 2018 | 8:30am - 11:30am | NEMO Science Museum

Join us for an interactive and informative breakfast briefing at the NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam while we discuss the latest developments in global mobility.



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