We help people who need cost of living information to help them calculate cost of living differences, salaries and allowances when moving to a different part of the world.
Cost of living comparison calculator by city. Choose salary, cost of living allowance, or cost of living index report for international comparison of global locations across the world.
There are three main sources of international cost of living information:
1) Do It Yourself: There is raw data via online shopping, official governmental and non-governmental organisations, as well as many statutory and non-statutory statistical organisations etc, all of which is difficult to make sense of. This information is time consuming to collect and difficult to maintain in the long-term.
2) Consultants: There are the traditional bricks and mortar consulting groups with offices around the globe who have to charge a great deal for their data as their data collection approach is expensive. The traditional approach tends to take a long time as reports are often prepared manually and tend to provide more detailed information than clients actually require.
3) Free Websites: There are free websites who rely on users adding price information and in return provide free average prices and indexes. These sites tend to be in-accurate as high volume but low quality data is submitted. Prices are often submitted for incorrect quanitities or in the wrong currency. Making decisions using incorrect data can be more costly in the long run. At Xpatulator.com, we realized that was a need for an alternative. Xpatulator.com came into being to provide consistent, reliable, high quality but reasonably priced and useful cost of living, and hardship information accessible to all, online, via our easy to use calculators. The software behind Xpatulator.com® conducts a series of simultaneous calculations requiring only a fraction of a second. We use more than 50 types of data sources, including our Xpatulator algorithm, to organize the world’s cost of living data, exchange rates and hardship data. The data is thoroughly quality assured and manually checked by Xpatulator Analysts prior to being uploaded to the website database once every 3 months. The calculators (Salary; Allowance; Cost of Living Index) are not free, but we have kept our costs down by not maintaining expensive offices and staff around the world. We provide a 100% on-line solution and we are open for business 24 X7. Register (approximately 10 minutes), buy credits (approximately 10 to 20 minutes) and run your personalized reports using the calculators (approximately 5 to 10 minutes).
Cost of living and hardship (quality of life) data is updated quarterly. Current data is as at 1 April 2013 based on data collected during the past 12 months.
Our online ordering procedure is handled by 2checkout.com. On-line payments can be made using Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover) or PayPal. All credit card and Paypal transactions are encrypted and submit to a highly secure 2checkout SSL server. Please note that it may take credits up to 1 hour (minimum 30 minutes) to be loaded depending on the length of time for the transaction to be approved by your credit card company. You can check when your credit has loaded just below your login name e.g. "You have 0 credits available".
Alternatively if payment by credit card is not an option in your organization you may request an invoice to pay by direct deposit into our bank account. Once payment by your organization has been confirmed, we will load your credits. Once you have your credits you can run the premium content calculators and receive your reports online within minutes.
Please use the message box on the Contact Us page as the primary method of contact. Our users are located all over the world which makes telephonic support 24 X 7 difficult. We undertake to respond to any email queries within a maximum of 24 hours. If however you cannot contact us by email or if we have not responded, then please contact us telephonically:
Xpatulator.com is hosted by Softlayer. The server is based in Dallas, Texas.
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Xpatulator.com was founded in 2007. Xpatulator’s mission is to organize the world’s cost of living indices, exchange rates and relative hardship ratings to make the data simple, accessible, and useful to all.
We cover 780 Locations in the following countries: