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From Blockbuster to Netflix: the evolution of ECA's COL basket  

14 June 2024

Canned corned beef, camera film, DVD hire and MP3 player - all items once included in ECA's cost of living basket, representative of consumer taste...

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May currency review  

5 June 2024

Iran's big devaluation should have little impact on expatriate cost of living, but Bangladesh's smaller one will be more noticeable.

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  Mobility Basics

Mobility Basics: Delivery of pay  

28 March 2024

Delivering pay to local employees is a straightforward matter. Employees receive their pay packages in local currency and in their local bank accou...

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Mobility Basics: International salary spine  

15 February 2024

What do we mean by 'international salary spine'? Here we provide a detailed explanation about this alternative remuneration approach that involves ...

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White papers

This free report explains how ECA's indices are calculated and applied to protect the buying power of people moving between countries as well as looking at what causes them to change over time.

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Will an individual's spending power be maintained if they move to work in a different country? This free white paper compares local salaries for managers in 58 countries in terms of relative buying power, showing at a glance which international moves will be viable on local terms.

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Expatriate Salary Management 2022 - keep your LTA policy fit for purpose

3 November 2022

Michael Birse and Georgia Wilson explore key findings from our recent Expatriate Salary Management Survey and how our reports can help ensure your long-term assignment policies remain fit for purpose.

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ECA's NEW Cost Estimate Calculator demo

4 October 2022

Follow our on-screen demo to see for yourself how our Cost Estimate Calculator can save you time and money, and enable you to run as many cost estimates as you need, quickly and accurately. 

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