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International Housing Guide (IHG)

International Housing Guide (IHG)

How can the International Housing Guide help you?

Housing is a critical element in any expatriate package, since appropriate housing is important to the well-being of a relocated family and therefore to the success of an assignment. Housing is also one of the most costly and visible components of an expatriate compensation package.

AIRINC’s International Housing Guide (IHG) gives you online access to housing and utilities budgets tailored to meet your needs. IHG illustrates specific housing options available at different budget levels and provides comprehensive housing market information, including rental costs by housing type and location as well as details on leases, furnishings, utilities, and expatriate residential areas.

IHG now includes a new Housing Assessment Tool (HAT) designed to help you review your current program, identify where budgets and actual expenditures may be out of alignment, and pursue a more effective program.

Why should you choose the International Housing Guide?

The International Housing Guide:

  • combines client-specific housing guidelines with general market data to help you produce rational and equitable housing budgets;

  • provides housing standards in line with your organization’s expectations, setting housing guidelines based on job level and family size and showing the types of housing that are typically available for a specific rental budget;

  • presents housing market tradeoffs between cost, residential size, neighborhood, and quality of housing;

  • empowers you to validate feedback from expatriates and destination service providers regarding housing costs at assignment locations;

  • delivers reliable utilities budgets, calculated using detailed methodologies that reflect both seasonal variations and usage assumptions based on input collected from global assignees in our Pattern-of-Living Questionnaire;

  • identifies time-to-time changes by storing archived housing recommendations;

  • creates a clear, visually compelling picture of your current program;

  • identifies where actual expenditures and budgets are out of alignment.

How can you access the International Housing Guide?

The International Housing Guide is available via:

  • Calendar Year Access: Per Location

Rent and Utilities data can also be provided independent of the International Housing Guide for custom report formats.

What does the International Housing Guide look like?


Location Profiles

General market information, including a rent-by-area grid and map.

Location Profiles

Housing Charts and Tables

Information that can be customized for each client, including rent charts and standards.

Housing Charts and Tables

Individual Reports

Expatriate-specific recommendations, plus comprehensive housing report information for the assignee and destination service providers.

Individual Reports

Housing Assessment Tool (HAT)

A tool within IHG that creates a clear picture of your current program and provides interactive and visual analytics for identifying where housing budgets and actual expenditures are out of alignment

Housing Assessment Tool (HAT)

Housing Benefits
Expatriate Housing
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