Home-Country Data and Tax Profiles

To maintain an expatriate’s home-country purchasing power while on assignment, determining how employees spend money at home is an important component in calculating an accurate goods and services index.

A Home-Country Data and Tax Profile provides data on how consumers spend income in the home country. ORC develops profiles for every home country in the ORC international compensation matrix. The profiles show, for varying salary levels and family sizes, how local nationals dispose of income across four major categories: goods and services; housing (shelter and utilities); income taxes (including social security); and the remainder, often called reserve or savings, but also including some miscellaneous expenditures.

The data are presented in three tables:

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