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[fa icon="calendar'] May 02, 2019 @ 07:44 PM / by Amber Chan

Buenos Aires, Argentina during survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Amber Chan.

From Hong Kong to Banjul and everywhere in-between

At home in Hong Kong, getting around the city is simple due to our modern subway. When traveling for survey, I get the opportunity to experience the wide spectrum of ease and difficulty found in the world’s transportation systems



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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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[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 25, 2019 @ 12:05 AM / by Samuel Pearl Schwartz

A subway car in China during a recent AIRINC cost of living survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Samual Pearl Schwartz.

Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdu

When I took the metro at 6am on a Sunday morning in Beijing, trains were running every three minutes. This past quarter I surveyed six cities in China.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2019 @ 05:00 AM / by Morgan Grenier

A metro station in Dubai as seen during a recent AIRINC cost of living survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Amber Chan.

Dubai and Abu Dhabi: Transportation Infrastructure 

In my travels in the Middle East, ongoing construction has been a consistent sight, with plentiful cranes part of every skyline. While new skyscrapers and stadiums can be the most visible landmarks of expanding Gulf cities, the transportation infrastructure can’t be overlooked in its ability to transform daily life. 



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[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 11, 2018 @ 08:58 AM / by Eugene Kobiako

A Carrefour parking lot in Saint-Denis, Reunion. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Eugene Kobiako.

A fascinating mélange of French and Creole cultures

This past quarter I surveyed Saint-Denis, Reunion, an isolated island that was a fascinating mélange of French and Creole cultures. Reunion Island is an overseas department and region of France located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and southwest of Mauritius. Its capital and economic center is Saint-Denis. Since Reunion is officially part of France, everything functions on the island almost exactly like it does in mainland France.



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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'] Jun 05, 2018 @ 02:45 PM / by Zenab Tavakoli

Transportation around Mexico

During the February quarter, I surveyed three Mexican cities – Aguascalientes, Guadalajara, and Mexico City.



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