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Location Ratings


Location allowances are paid in recognition of the difficulty that may be experienced by expatriates and their families in adjusting to a new location. ECA's unique Location Ratings methodology takes into consideration both the home and host locations of the expatriate, creating a fair and equitable system for calculating location allowances. Based on multi-source research, feedback from expatriates forms an important part of the research and analysis process.

Location Ratings Reports, including recommended allowances on a choice of regional base, come as part of a subscription. ECA also offers a Location Allowance Calculator which provides more detail and more flexibility.

  • ​Provide your expatriate workforce with independently determined and defensible location allowances
  • Produce reports and allowances quickly and efficiently
  • Answer expat queries about how their allowances are constructed using the background information supplied

More about Location Ratings


Latest survey data updates and expanded coverage  

15 December 2021

Our teams have been busy analysing and publishing all the data collected from recent surveys - here's a summary highlighting the latest data update...

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ECA’s Location Ratings: A year of civil unrest  

21 February 2020

How did social unrest in 2019 affect ECA's latest Location Ratings scores?

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  White Papers

ECA Global Perspectives - Location Ratings  

29 May 2018

This free report looks at how to calculate and apply location allowances to compensate employees for the hardship they may experience in adapting t...

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