Location Factors

This site compares cities to Berlin and countries to Germany based on living costs and market rates for Software Engineers, chosing the larger factor. In contrast to just using market rates, this results in better factors for high living cost locations that have a weak economy, like Spain.

It is not trying to tell you if and how to use this factor. See the country and city detail pages for a list of factors and sources used for a specific location.

Calculation follows the these rules:

All factors are based on numbers from 2014 and 2015.

Since the factors are meant to reflect the economical situation, places like Hong Kong, Puerto Rico or the Palestinian Territory are treated as separate countries. This is not meant to convey any political opinion.

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Factor By Country

Country Factor Based On Locations
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Germany
1.00 Living Costs 31 locations
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United States
1.74 Market Rates 106 locations
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United Kingdom
1.30 Living Costs 23 locations
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Factor By City

City Country Factor Based On
Berlin
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Germany
1.00 Living Costs
London
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United Kingdom
1.80 Living Costs
Barcelona
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Spain
0.93 Living Costs
New York
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United States
2.00 Market Rates
San Francisco
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United States
2.06 Market Rates
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