After the two most recent union contracts were finalized, Commissioner Faye Stewart proposed that the county consider providing nonunion employees a cost-of-living
increase as well, at a board meeting in late October.
Triplett, Jack E., 2001, "Should Cost-of-Living
Index Provide the Conceptual Framework for a Consumer Price Index?" The Economic Journal, 111, F311-F334.
However, since salary is generally the largest element in a compensation package, being aware of the impact of cost-of-living
on buying power in different locales gives the job hunter an edge.
In theory, cost-of-living
changes are measured by envisioning the cost of attaining a certain level of welfare and comparing that cost in different places or different periods of time.
Generally, the hypothetical tax liability computation does not include assignment-related compensation (e.g., housing, cost-of-living
The Relocation Calculator is provided free online by the Center for Mobility Resources, a private, 10-year-old executive relocation service that maintains regularly updated cost-of-living
indexes for more than 500 cities.
Employees with base salaries below the competitive external market are eligible to receive a raise, depending on their job performance and the cost-of-living
increase, and a possible variable pay award based on their individual performance and the company's or department's performance.
A researcher who uses the appropriate superlative index number formula will obtain exactly the same index value from observable data on prices and on the composition of the market basket in the time periods being compared as a researcher who knows the true values of the coefficients in the cost-of-living
At the same time, the Consumer Price Index, the government's main inflation barometer and the key indicator for the year's cost-of-living
adjustment, shot up .8 percent, the biggest rise since the previous January.
The enthusiasm for cost-of-living
allowances is seen as part of a growing trend.
The Economist's data team (https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2018/03/15/asian-and-european-cities-compete-for-the-title-of-most-expensive-city) compiled statistics from major cities around the world in 2017 to generate a cost-of-living
index for each one.
Summary: JEDDAH: Foreign workers contracted by various government bodies will by paid the 15 percent cost-of-living
allowance on equal footing with their Saudi colleagues, local daily Al-Watan reported Friday, citing the Ministry of Finance.