How much money will you need when you move to your new city?

Get a salary conversion report calculating the salary that you will need in your new city. For only $49 you will know what salary you will need in your new city to keep the same standard of living that you currently have in Prague.

1. Preview a sample salary report

2. Run your own report converting your salary to the equivalent one in your new city

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Data that you can trust

Our data is regularly used by the most demanding companies and organizations, in economic textbooks, and in general media as a primary source. The data behind your report is also used and trusted by the Markets Research division of Deutsche Bank, by Lloyds TSB International, by HSBC, by NatWest, by the BBC, and by Business Insider among others.
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Realistic and reliable salary conversion reports

With your salary conversion report you will get a calculation showing the salary that you will need in your new city to keep the same standard of living that you currently have in Prague.

Maybe just as important, you will have an independent assessment and hard data showing why you require that salary. This will give you a stronger position to negotiate a better offer. The report that you will get includes all the underlying price-data used to calculate the cost of living difference and the salary conversion. This is rock solid data that you can trust.

Information that makes a difference

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Jens K.

“I needed salary information to negotiate my contract when moving for my company.

The report was very useful for this, and the staff in Expatistan were able to explain everything about it in detail.

I will definitely recommend this service to my colleagues.”

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Spas

“The report was really helpful to form a realistic view of the cost of living between the two locations.

It was also a valuable reference point in the communication with the HR department when discussing the offer.

I would definitely recommend the report as a tool to use in the salary negotiations.”

Accurate and Reliable

  • Calculates the equivalent income of your current net income.
  • Abundant data points from multiple redundant sources.
  • Includes graphs, sample prices, and key statistical parameters.
  • Only recent, up-to-date prices used as inputs.

Our reports are based on data collected by us in Expatistan.com, a collaborative database of prices that is constantly updated and improved. In the last week alone we've added more than 8,600 new prices to the database.

After aggregating, cleaning up and modelling this data, we cross check it and enhance it with public cost-of-living data compiled by international organizations like the United Nations, the World Bank and Eurostat.

The end results are up-to-date, reliable, and comprehensive reports on cost-of-living differences and net income equivalences.

What will you find inside the report?

When you buy one of our salary conversion reports, you will be getting a custom-made, downloadable PDF document showing you:
  • The equivalent salary that you'll need in your new home to keep the standard of living that you are used to in your city.
  • How much more expensive is the cost-of-living in your new home, broken down by category.
  • Abundant, up-to-date data. In the last week alone we've added more than 8,600 new prices to our price database.
  • Sample of prices of every-day items in both cities, as well as key statistical parameters.
  • Professional formatting and reliable presentation, allowing you to use the printed report in your negotiations.

The report that you will get combines the biggest cost-of-living database in the world (which we run ourselves) and public data sources, such as the United Nations, the World Bank, the OECD and Eurostat. The report provides detailed cost-of-living information, based on which we calculate for you how much money you will need to make in your new home to compensate for the difference in prices with your city. You will know exactly how much more (or less) money you will need in your new home to live as good or better as you now live in your city. Even better, you will be able to explain and justify your salary requirements during your negotiation.

You will be getting a comprehensive and reliable salary conversion. Get started by downloading a 100% free sample report. See for yourself how useful having the right data will be when relocating.

You may still have questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How reliable are these reports?

Our reports are primarily based on the largest database of prices in the world, which we compile and aggregate on Expatistan.com. The same data behind these reports is used to power the analysis and tools of, among others, Lloyds TSB International, the Markets Research division of Deutsche Bank, and HSBC studies.

To make sure that they are even more accurate that the data reported for free in Expatistan.com, we cross check and improve the information contained in our database of prices with public databases and cost-of-living indices published by reputable and trustworthy organizations, like the United Nations, the World Bank, and Eurostat. The result are up to date and comprehensive reports.

You should also note that we only provide paid reports for a fraction of the 2,130 cities that we have data for. Only the cities that pass our rigorous checks and conditions regarding recency, consistency, and abundance of prices for all the items used in the cost-of-living basket are available in this section.

How much does a report cost?

The price of a full report with Prague as the home city is only $49.

There has to be something wrong with these reports if they are so much cheaper than the ones offered by Mercer, or AIRINC.

There's nothing wrong about the reports. Actually, for individual expats our reports are more realistic than the ones offered by the big multinationals.

How can we offer our reports much cheaper than them? First, multinationals usually don't sell their reports to individuals. They sell directly only to companies, which are able and willing to pay much more than individual expats can. So they price their reports accordingly high. We are trying to make quality reports available to normal expats, and our price reflects that.

Second, those multinationals base their reports in lenghty surveys that they need to manually administer, collect, clean and aggregate. This needs a big staff that they need to pay for. In Expatistan everything is automated and the bulk of our prices come from normal every-day expats that enter the prices themselves in the free version of Expatistan. To improve on these prices, we also use public sources like the United Nations, the World Bank and Eurostat that are open and free to access. At the end of the day, we have more up-to-date, more abundant data than Mercer and AIRINC, but unlike them we do not have to pay a lot of money for it. In short, we can produce our reports with a fraction of the costs that a big multinational can.

Third, we also sell the reports spending a fraction of the cost that they have. We do not have a sales organization in Expatistan. Or any overhead, for that matter. We sell our reports directly to you from the internet, without a sales consultant spending days or weeks trying to convince you to buy other related (and usually unnecessary) products. We don't have to pass big overhead and sales costs down to you. Those savings are also reflected in the price.

Is there a free version of the reports?

No, all the reports are paid. You can get a free sample to see how a report looks like, but the customized version of the reports for the cities of your choice are paid.

You can always use the free version of Expatistan, though. Our reports use as one of the inputs the same data that you can explore for free in Expatistan, and you can make the salary conversion yourself using that data. However, the free version does not calculate the salary equivalence for you, it does not include any extra sources of data with improved reliability, does not provide a nice, downloadable and printer-friendly report, and does not include extra graphs, sample prices, or statistical parameters.

If you just need to know the basic difference in cost-of-living between two cities, you should definitely use the free version of Expatistan. If you are looking for more reliability, a salary equivalence calculation, and a printable report that you can easily share and use in your salary negotiations you should get a report from this page.

Which cities do you provide reports for?

We take the accuracy and reliability of our reports very seriously, and we only generate reports for those cities on which we have truly abundant, up-to-date, and reliable data.

We currently hold data for more than 1,800 cities. Most of those cities have abundant and reliable-enough data for us to provide basic cost-of-living information in our free version, but we feel that our paid reports should only be available for cities on which we have data that our statistical model and algorithms show to be reliable beyond a doubt.

Can I remove or change one of the categories of the cost-of-living index?

At the moment, no. We are working on improving the reports and we will eventually offer this possibility, but currently it is not possible.

How can I pay for the reports?

We use both PayPal and Braintree as our payment processors. Using Braintree we can accept all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, ...)

Is this site secure?

Yes. Sensitive areas of this website, including your account pages, are protected by SSL encryption. Additionally, we do not collect or store any credit card or other payment details on the site at any time. When you are ready to make a payment, your credit card details will be processed directly by either PayPal Inc. or by Braintree Payment Solutions, LLC through SSL encryption. All orders are processed through our payment processors' secure gateways, and at no moment do any of your payment details even touch our servers.