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Location Ratings

Overview

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

  Articles

How to compensate employees living and working in remote and extreme locations  

26 November 2019

Mobile employees and their accompanying families often have to make adjustments to life while on assignment. Here we focus on the calculation of ad...

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ECA’s Location Ratings: are global living standards improving or worsening?  

21 February 2019

Using ECA's Location Ratings as a measure, has life improved or declined since the turn of the millennium? And how do the longer-term trends compar...

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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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