Cost of Living GCC Report 2017/ 2018

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Quick Overview

Release Date – November 15th 2017

Period Covered – Q4 2017, including up to 6 years of historical comparison in places

Geographical Areas Covered – Covers and compares UAE (all 7 Emirates), KSA, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait & Bahrain and their respective capital cities (Riyadh, Doha, Muscat, Kuwait City and Manama)

Report Size – 320 – pages

Since 2013, our GCC Report has analysed the cost of living & working within all six GCC countries and their respective capital cities.

This year’s edition includes analysis on the cost of accommodation, healthcare & health insurance, education, business licenses, business travel, commercial property, household goods & utilities, and lifestyle & hospitality – helping HR decision makers with their C&B adjustments ahead of annual salary reviews.

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Categories : Bahrain, GCC, KSA, Qatar, Reports, UAE

 

With each successive year, our reports follow an almost identical content structure, allowing our customers to make meaningful year-on-year comparisons.  However, the talking points and qualitative analysis in the written commentary will vary each year based on the current political, economic & legislative climate and reforms, leading up to and during the release period.

NOTE – Please take a look at our UAE report’s table of contents for an immediate example of what to expect.  Alternatively, for more info, please contact us on info@bridgethedata.com with any questions you may have.

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The GCC Report includes the Cost of Living UAE Report in its entirety, along with the metrics below for Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain.

Accommodation (Rental only)

  • Current cost of various rental properties by capital city & country-average
  • Analysis of the factors influencing property value by location
  • Analysis of key drivers of rental prices by location
  • Captal City-by-Capital City rental cost comparison
  • Changes in the cost of amenities, community fees & maintenance charges by area

Commercial Property (Rental & Freehold)

  • Current cost of various commercial fitted & unfitted rental properties (psqf) by capital city & country-average, across the GCC
  • Current cost of various commercial fitted & unfitted freehold properties (psqf) by capital city & country-average, across the GCC
  • Analysis of the factors influencing commercial property value by location
  • Analysis of changes in commercial supply across the GCC
  • Analysis of key drivers of commercial rental prices by location
  • Analysis of key drivers of commercial freehold prices by location

Education

  • Grades K thru 12 tuition fees by curriculum (IB, American, British & Indian), in the GCC
  • Cost of school transport, books and uniform fees by curriculum (IB, American, British & Indian), in the GCC
  • Comparison of University tuition fees across the GCC, for multiple disciplines
  • A comparison of the cost of an MBA & Masters Degrees in various fields, across several private and public Universities

Household Goods & Utilities

  • Comparison of the average price of 20+ food staples & consumables across the GCC
  • Laundry & dry cleaning costs, by item
  • Cost of domestic & international postal services
  • Cost of water & electricity for a typical 3-bedroom house
  • Cost of sewerage & gas for a typical 3-bedroom house
  • Cost of Municipal tax (Housing Fees) for a typical 3-bedroom house
  • Unit cost of water, electricity, sewerage & gas

Lifestyle & Hospitality

  • Cost of dinning out by cuisine (French, Arabic, Asian, Indian, American) & restaurant rating (1-star thru 5-star)
  • Cost of Daycare/ Nurseries by culture (American, Arabic, Indian & British) throughout the GCC
  • A comparison of local newspaper costs
  • Parks & water parks entrance fees in the GCC
  • Gym membership costs in the GCC
  • Personal trainer costs per hour, in the GCC
  • Golf annual membership fees across multiple golf clubs in the GCC
  • Golf annual membership fees across multiple golf clubs international golf clubs

Healthcare & Insurance

  • Comparison of the cost of 20+ inpatient & outpatient medical procedures and consults by hospital type (Premium-Level, Mid-Level & Specialist Clinics & hospitals)
  • Comparison of the cost of health insurance premiums for individuals & families, by both domestic & global insurers
  • Comparison of the average cost of various dentistry services
  • Cost of 10+ drug prices in the GCC
  • Analysis of mandatory health insurance laws passed by phase

Business Travel & Public Transport

  • Comparison of prices of new automobiles by vehicle type & size
  • Comparison of automotive licensing & registration fees
  • Comparison of monthly car rental fees by vehicle size
  • Car insurance costs by vehicle type
  • Comparison of the cost of various traffic-related fines & tolls
  • Comparison of Economy & Business Class price of air tickets to various Asia, MENA , US & European destinations, including tax
  • Comparison of additional airport costs (excess luggage, travel insurance airport pick-ups etc), visas (30 & 60-day visas) & transit services
  • Comparison of public transport costs (taxis & buses) in the GCC
  • Comparison of taxis services worldwide, compared to the GCC
  • Comparison of petrol/ diesel fuel prices across a number of global cities
  • Comparison of average room night cost for 3-star, 4-star & 5-star hotels in both low & high-seasons
  • Starwood Hotel Index comparing a number of leading global hotel brands across a number of international cities

Business Set-up & Licenses

  • Global comparison of doing business in the GCC vs other metropolitan countries
  • Global analysis of regulation reform across a number of international business hubs

Period Covered – Q4 2017, including up to 6 years of historical comparison in places, for select cities/ countries

Geographical Areas Covered – Covers and compares UAE (all 7 Emirates), KSA, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait & Bahrain and their respective capital cities (Riyadh, Doha, Muscat, Kuwait City and Manama)

Sections in Report – Accommodation & Commercial Property (Rental only), Education, Healthcare & Insurance, Business Licences & Business Travel, Household & Utilities, Lifestyle & Hospitality

* Sections in pink, sold as autonomous reports upon request

Remuneration Analysis – Written summary only.  Please see our Salary Reports by Industry for complete remuneration analysis.

Report Content – Legislative, political & social analysis via commentary, tabular analysis, graphical analysis along with all report sources

Report Citations – Several hundred, including the World Bank, EIU, IMF, WHO, United Nations and more

Report Size – 320-pages

Report Format – PDF – Downloadable and/ or can be viewed with our feature-rich PDF viewer online

Based on a decade of experience and dialogue with our clients, we’ve become experts in understanding what challenges modern-day HR & finance professionals face on a daily basis. Below we give examples of the typical questions and gaps in knowledge which our reports address, in order to allow our clients to focus their time on strategic reform and high-level decision making. With each report requiring thousands of man-hours to assemble, our reports form a valuable addition to our clients’ internal policy and decision-making procedures, for a fraction of the time & cost which would be required to conduct the research in-house.

Accommodation

  • How can I effectively allocate housing benefits across employees in the GCC?
  • What are the most suitable residential locations for employees with families?
  • What are the current leasing and amenity fee terms that my employees should be aware of when locating in the GCC?
  • What are the current mean and median levels for housing packages across various job titles in various industries?

Education

  • How can I effectively allocate schooling allowance for my employees with families?
  • What are the current tuition fees across various grades and curriculum in the GCC?
  • What is the percentage of companies providing schooling allowance to employees per sector, per job title in the GCC?
  • Is there a trend in the schooling allowance policy adopted by companies in the GCC?
  • How do private schools tuition fees in the GCC compare to that in other countries for the same grade level/ curriculum?
  • What is the percentage of expatriate households with children attending college in the GCC? And does it differ by nationality?

Household

  • What is the price of a typical monthly food basket in the GCC?
  • What are the utilities and miscellaneous charges included in the monthly cost of living in the GCC?

Lifestyle

  • How much do families spend on eating out, leisure and entertainment?
  • How do various lifestyle habits and luxuries affect the cost of living in the GCC?

Healthcare

  • Do your health benefit packages attract & retain the best people?
  • Would you like to benchmark your healthcare spent per employee against your competitors in the GCC?
  • Would you like to access up-to-date data on the cost of more than 20+ medical services/ procedures in the GCC?
  • Would you like to have data that allows you to effectively control your employees’ health insurance costs?
  • Would you like to benchmark your maternal/ paternal leave rates and polices against your competitors in the GCC?
  • Would you like to shorten the time it takes to budget healthcare costs for your employees in the GCC?

Travel & Transport

  • Would you like to benchmark your company’s travel allowance per employee against that of other companies in your sector?
  • Would you like to know the percentage of employers in your sector that outsource transport for their labor & how much they pay?
  • Would you like to highlight differences in employee car policy practices, by business sector in the GCC?
  • Would you like up-to-date information on the cost of various Visit Visas for your business visitors?
  • Would you like to effectively reduce the cost of your employee’s annual tickets using accurate unbiased price analysis?
  • Would you like to benchmark your corporate travel expense reimbursement policies against that of employers in your sector?
  • Would you like to improve your corporate travel expense management process?

Business setup

  • Would you like to compare the advantages and the disadvantages of locating in any one city within the GCC?
  • Would you like to be aware of the biggest setup challenges faced by large multinationals when locating in the GCC?
  • Would you like to know the expected setup costs for your business activity in the GCC?
  • Would you like to compare commercial space rentals across all business districts in the GCC?
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