It has been a busy time at ECA with our teams analysing and publishing all the data collected from recent surveys - here's a summary highlighting the latest data updates and what else is new!
Taipei is now 33rd most expensive city to live in globally, an increase of 33 places in five years. Kaohsiung rises to 45th on the table, an increase of 88 places in five years.
Singapore ranked 21st most expensive city for expatriates, the lowest it has been since 2014
Hong Kong is the world’s ninth-most expensive location for expatriates, after dropping out of the top ten in 2016 and is now the second-most expensive location in the Asia-Pacific region after Tokyo, Japan.
The 2017 hurricane season has been a particularly devastating year with Puerto Rico being one of the most affected areas. An analysis from one of our International Data Researchers assesses the situation in the capital, San Juan.
This free report looks at some of the hundreds of cost of living indices published by ECA, how they are calculated and applied and the factors that cause them to change.
ECA's international data researchers, external field researchers and expatriates inform our cost of living data so that it is accurate, reliable and consistent.
Our latest infographic shows the stages involved in calculating our cost of living indices.
Massive devaluation of the som as Uzbekistan comes in from the cold.
We delve deeper into the concept of spendable income - the portion of salary to which the cost of living index is typically applied.