Short-Term Assignment Allowance Tables


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How to compensate daily living costs...

Short-term assignments provide companies with a valuable solution for the transfer of skills, know-how and resources. Companies are competing in a global world with changes in technology, travel and communication networks, and typical issues, such as dual career and family concerns, make short-term assignments more attractive.

Short-term assignments present new challenges. Employees on short-term assignments are usually not accompanied by their family, therefore their living costs are different and can not be compensated as for long-term assignments. On the other hand, short-term assignments last longer than business trips and require expenses of a wider nature, such as personal care products, laundry, and entertainment.

Mercer provides short-term assignment allowance tables by host cities that allow your company to grant a daily allowance in a fair and consistent manner. The tables are available for each city covered by our worldwide cost-of-living reports, and are updated twice a year.

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The short-term allowance tables are designed to provide your company with reliable information relating to daily living costs on short-term assignments.

The tables include the following categories with three prices reported (low, medium and high):

  • Meals - food at home and in restaurants
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning
  • Personal Care
  • Entertainment - cinema, sport club and newspaper
  • Transportation
  • Telephone
  • Hotel or Furnished accommodation with services

Mercer's specialists are available for any advice on expatriate compensation and for any assistance you might need when using Mercer Short-term Assignment Allowance Tables.

Short-Term Assignment Allowance Tables available online through Mercer's Global HRMonitor

Mercer's Short-Term Assignment Allowance Calculator provides multiple flexible options to accurately determine the daily living costs of your employees in more than 300 cities.

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  • Short DescriptionMercer provides short-term assignment allowance tables by host cities that allow your company to grant a daily allowance in a fair and consistent manner.
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