Steven McManus

Steven McManus

Steven runs Xpatulator, the most comprehensive international relocation calculator available, an internet service that is used primarily to calculate expatriate salary levels for international assignments.

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Expat Pay - What is your philosophy?

Organisations spend insufficient time creating a well designed expatriate remuneration strategy and policy. This is dangerous given that the highest employee turnover is at the beginning and end of international assignments, indicating a lack of integration of expatriate pay philosophy with the broader organisational pay philosophy.

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South Africa A Good News Place and Cheap to Live

When people keep reading, talking, thinking, and worrying about bad news all the time, it will end up happening because everyone is attracting it. There is plenty of good news about South Africa, which I would like to share with you to help put the constant bad news in perspective,

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The Secret Moving Overseas

What you will earn, will determine the school, home, medical facilities and entertainment you will be able to afford. So the secret to moving from one country to another, may be your emotional stability and happiness in the new location, however this is often determined by how much money is sitting in your bank account.

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Why are Expatriates paid differently to other people

Most countries have a two tier Pay Market. The two distinct pay markets are typically an Expatriate Market and a Local Market.

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Calculating a Cost Of Living Index For Expatriates

Cost of living is the cost of maintaining a specified standard of living, similar to a typical household budget. A Cost of living index is a numerical way of comparing cost of living, either over time, or by comparing different geographical locations.

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Expatriate Hardship Fact or Fiction

Does an Expatriate and their family experience hardship or is expatriate life the glamorous high life? Many Expatriates accept an overseas position with high expectations of a better quality life, luxury accommodation, and the excitement of new experiences and then.......

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Dubai Highly Expensive For Expatriates

Dubai is the most expensive place in the world for restaurants, meals out and hotels. The cost of clothing and footwear is ranked 4th most expensive, while the cost of accommodation (rent or mortgage and utilities) in Dubai is ranked 5th most expensive in the world for expatriates.

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Sydney 23rd in International Cost of Living Comparison

The latest Xpatulator.com international cost of living comparison has found that Sydney, Australia is the 23rd most expensive city in the world for expatriates.

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International Cost of Living Comparison – Asia and Africa Rising

Asia and Africa have become relatively more expensive in terms of cost of living for expatriates in global terms, says a cost of living comparison in 228 international locations.

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