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UAE

  • Trusted source for 100's of multinational organisations
  • Released semi-annually in November & June
  • AED 5,000 (US$ 1,360) for the November 2014 Edition
  • Insightful commentary analysis data & trends
  • 160 pages, complete with graphical & tabular analysis
  • Running for 11 consecutive years
  • Includes legislative, political & social analysis
  • Longest running Cost of Living provider in the Middle East
  • Printed hard copies available on request
  • Covers all 7 Emirates
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Saudi Arabia

  • Released semi-annually in November & June
  • AED 6,500 (US$ 1,765) for the November 2014 Edition
  • Includes legislative, political & social analysis
  • Longest running Cost of Living provider in the Middle East
  • Printed hard copies available on request
  • Insightful commentary analysis data & trends
  • Covers all major city’s including Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam, Jubail & Yanbu
  • 120 pages, complete with graphical & tabular analysis
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Qatar

  • Released annually in November
  • Trusted source for 100's of multinational organizations
  • AED 5,000 (US$ 1,360) for the November 2014 Edition
  • Covers all major areas, with a focus on Doha
  • Includes legislative, political & social analysis
  • Longest running Cost of Living provider in the Middle East
  • Printed hard copies available on request
  • Insightful commentary analysis data & trends
  • Running for 4 consecutive years
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GCC

  • Released semi-annually in November & June
  • AED 9,500 (US$ 2,500) for the November 2014 Edition
  • Covers UAE, Qatar, KSA, Kuwait, Bahrain & Oman
  • GCC country comparisons for all expense categories
  • Longest running Cost of Living provider in the Middle East
  • International comparison of all 6 GCC countries against global city benchmarks
  • Printed hard copies available on request
  • Comparison of Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Doha, Muscat, Manama & Kuwait City
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Bespoke Reporting

  • Trusted source for 100's of multinational organizations
  • Longest running Cost of Living provider in the Middle East
  • Team of political analysts & economists
  • Specialising in GCC surveying & reporting
  • Conduct surveys with your clients through us
  • Conducting both quantitative & qualitative studies
  • Gap analysis, regression analysis, multivariate analysis and more
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2015 Research

Becky Wilson – December 17th 2014 – UAE Disposable income UP, whilst discretionary income is down. This month we’re evaluating how the affordability of expat life in the UAE has evolved over time.

Helen Roberts – January 12th 2015 – GCC Come and meet us in the Russell Hotel on February 2nd, for the 2015 Corporate Relocation Conference & Exhibition where Cost of Living Reports will be exhibiting.

Helen Roberts - November 10th 2014 – UAE Taking an in-depth look at what 2015 has in store for the UAE’s housing sector. To forecast the future, you have to understand the past....

Helen Roberts - October 28th 2014 – UAE Analysing the wage gap/ premium paid by large employers and a 7-year time-series analysis of selected roles in the UAE labour market....

2014 / 2015 Cost of Living Reports

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This snapshot is taken from our Cost of Living KSA Report 2013 – 2014, where we analyse employment distribution trends over time, showing the changes in distribution across the major employment sectors and role types across Saudi Arabia.
This snapshot is taken from our Cost of Living KSA Report 2013 – 2014. Nationalisation has been a key topic for governments and private sector employers located in the GCC for the past decade, so we analyse the effects of Saudization, Emiratization & Qatarization on their respective labour markets, in all 3 of our country reports.
These snapshots are taken from our Cost of Living UAE Report 2013 – 2014 & our Cost of Living KSA Report 2013 – 2014, where we analyse the premium paid by large employers and the effects of legislation on the local job markets, respectively.
This snapshot is taken from our Cost of Living GCC Report 2013 – 2014, where we use World Bank and IMF data and infuse it with our own Cost of Living Reports data for the GCC, to include demographic analysis of the GCC, in order to put the local job markets into context.
This snapshot is taken from our Cost of Living UAE Report 2014 – 2015, where we show salary trends over time for all the job roles which feature in our reports. In this example we’re showing salary changes over time for HR Officers and HR Managers, based on years of experience.
This snapshot is taken from our Cost of Living UAE Report 2013 – 2014, where we show salary trends over time for all the job roles which feature in our reports. In this example we’re showing salary changes over time for 4 different IT roles using 8 years of our historical benchmarking data..
These snapshots are taken from our Cost of Living UAE Report 2013 – 2014 & our Cost of Living GCC Report 2013 – 2014, where we provide salary benchmarking data for 200 roles across multiple sectors, providing salary ranges based on firm size and years of experience.
These snapshots are taken from our Cost of Living UAE Report 2013 – 2014, where we include survey results from two of our annual surveys. The top survey is from the HR Directors’ survey, which includes responses from over 300 HR Directors with regional presence and the bottom survey includes responses from over 1,500 expatriates, employed locally in the UAE.
These snapshots are taken from our Cost of Living UAE Report 2013 – 2014, where we include survey results from two of our annual surveys. Both examples are based on responses to our HR Directors’ survey, which includes responses from over 300 HR Directors with regional presence and the report includes analysis based on recruitment, human capital, training & allowance indicators.
These snapshots are taken from our Cost of Living GCC Report 2013 – 2014, where we use World Bank and IMF data and infuse it with our own Cost of Living Reports data for the GCC, to include demographic analysis of the GCC, in order to put the local job markets into context.
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This snapshot is taken from our Cost of Living KSA Report 2013 – 2014, where we analyse the effect of new legislation on the Saudi freehold sector and mortgages, in order to help Rewards professionals plan their allowances effectively, by having access to local knowledge and the data required to recruit & retain high quality staff.
These snapshots are taken from our Cost of Living UAE Report 2013 – 2014 & our Cost of Living GCC Report 2013 – 2014. Here we are comparing the cost of apartment rentals across the UAE’s Emirates and the cost of rentals across the GCC, for various size apartments. This analysis is done for all apartment & villa sizes across all areas in our individual country reports.
This snapshot is taken from our Cost of Living UAE Report 2014 – 2015. Here we are indexing Dubai against its global metropolitan counterparts, showing the cost of living in Dubai, relative to population density.
This snapshot is taken from our Cost of Living UAE Report 2013 – 2014, where we show percentage changes Y-O-Y for all rentals & freeholds in each of the 7 UAE Emirates. Our data goes back to 2006 in places, and includes a minimum of at least 4 years of analysis throughout each subsection of the Accommodation main section.
These snapshots are taken from our Cost of Living UAE Report 2013 – 2014 & our Cost of Living KSA Report 2013 – 2014, where we show the local area costs for all rentals & freeholds in each of the 7 UAE Emirates and major cities & provinces in Saudi. All numbers are reported in local currencies and also in USD, in a number of sections.
These snapshots are taken from our Cost of Living Qatar Report 2013 – 2014 & our Cost of Living UAE Report 2013 – 2014, where we show area-level data on the cost of rentals within both countries. Ranges are provided throughout to give a fair representation of the local markets, along with % changes from the previous year.
These snapshots are taken from our Cost of Living UAE Report 2013 – 2014, and our 2014 – 2015 UAE Report, where we track area-level and Emirate-level rental costs over time for the past 8 years. We provide the same time-series trends analysis for all areas, Emirates across the UAE for both rentals & freehold.
These snapshots are taken from our Cost of Living UAE Report 2013 – 2014, where we show the cost of education, by curriculum in 4 of the 7 Emirates of the UAE, along with curriculum cost comparisons in each of the individual Emirates, allowing complete data visibility for Reward managers to adjust education allowances effectively.
These snapshots are taken from our Cost of Living KSA Report 2013 – 2014 & our Cost of Living UAE Report 2013 – 2014, where we compare the cost of higher education in Saudi Arabia, along with benchmarking Dubai’s private education costs, to other global metropolitan cities for kindergarten through Year 8-level school fees.
These snapshots are taken from our Cost of Living GCC Report 2013 – 2014 & our Cost of Living UAE Report 2013 – 2014. In the first chart, we’re showing the amount the local GCC governments spend on healthcare, compared to other global cities. In the second graph, we track insurance rates over-time, within the UAE, using 4 years of our historical Cost of Living Reports data.
This snapshot is taken from our Cost of Living UAE Report 2013 – 2014. Here we show the cost of various treatments at mid-level hospitals in the UAE, based on our primary research findings. We also analyse premium-level hospitals and specialist hospitals, along with dental care throughout the UAE and individual treatment cost percentage changes from the previous year.
These snapshots are taken from our Cost of Living GCC Report 2013 – 2014, where we use World Bank data and data from local transportation authorities in the GCC to include demographic analysis on a number of variables affecting standard of living, as well as the cost of living.
These snapshots are taken from our Cost of Living UAE Report 2013 – 2014 & our Cost of Living KSA Report 2013 – 2014. Here we are comparing the cost of 2, 3, 4 & 5-star hotels across the world, using the Starwood hotel chain hotel brands for an accurate comparison and to avoid any potential measurement error. In the bottom chart we compare Saudi’s domestic revenue from tourism, compared to the rest of the region.
This snapshot is taken from our Cost of Living UAE Report 2013 – 2014, where we compare low & high season hotel prices for 4 of the UAE’s 7 Emirates, providing 3 years of trends for Rewards managers to make sure their travel allowances hit the mark, when planned in advance of each successive financial year.
These snapshots are taken from our Cost of Living UAE Report 2013 – 2014, our Cost of Living Qatar Report 2013 – 2014 and our Cost of Living KSA Report 2013 – 2014. We show the cost of fitted and non-fitted office space throughout the various areas in each of the UAE’s Emirates and the same for Qatar, along with their respective % changes from the previous year. In all 3 country reports, the data is provided in table format, along with the graphical representations, as show in the bottom chart from our Saudi Report..
This snapshot is taken from our Cost of Living UAE Report 2013 – 2014, where we show use local 3rd party sources to analyse commercial property stock & vacancy in the UAE, in order to give our customers a complete 360-degree view of the local property sector and how that might affect their own operational overheads, allowing them to plan effectively for the coming 12 months.
This snapshot is taken from our Cost of Living GCC Report 2013 – 2014, where we index each of the local GCC economies to their global counterparts and analyse how easy it is to do business in each of the 6 GCC countries, using a variety of indicators associated with starting and operating a commercial entity.
This snapshot is taken from our Cost of Living UAE Report 2013 – 2014. Here we look at the various freezones and license providers in the UAE’s 7 Emirates, and compare them with each other, including all the expenses which they comprise, for all different license types and commercial sectors.
This snapshot is taken from our Cost of Living KSA Report 2013 – 2014. Here we compare the ease-of-doing-business in Saudi, against the UAE, using our own primary research assessing a number of different criteria related to operating a business in both the UAE & Saudi. We also benchmark each country to itself, showing their advancements in each measurement criteria from 2005 to 2014.
All 4 of our Cost of Living Reports cover the same main sections, helping our customers to analyse the cost of living & working in each of the respective territories in the GCC, and how that might affect their rewards policies and allowances. Our analysis includes both written commentary and statistical content, showing several years of trends throughout all sections.
In all 4 of our Cost of Living Reports we drill down into area-level detail, giving a complete 360-degree view of the cost of living for that particular country. In all 4 reports we also benchmark our own primary research data against 3rd party data from both regional governments and global municipal bodies, such as the World Bank, IMF and World Health Organisation, in order to make domestic & regional comparisons.

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