Cost of Living Allowances / COLA

Who should receive a COLA?

Employees on an international assignment who continue to receive a home-based salary should receive a COLA.  Because costs in the host location can be higher than in the home country, a COLA ensures that the portion of salary spent on G&S, called spendable income, is protected against excess G&S costs.  This allows the employee to maintain their home country purchasing power in the host location.