Hardship evaluations for over 2,500 locations worldwide

Understanding the challenges of living abroad allows you to effectively recruit and retain talent. Competitively aligning your location premiums is crucial to maintaining a global workforce. When delivering hardship allowances, many of the world’s leading companies turn to AIRINC for reliable information and support.

Benefits of partnering with AIRINC for hardship information

  • Use globally consistent evaluations; all locations are regularly reviewed using strict, objective criteria for each of the following categories:

Physical Threat



  • Be confident in your location allowances by using accurate information backed by our unique on-site research, industry expertise, and trusted published resources
  • Receive thoughtful and timely responses to your questions from a dedicated AIRINC representative
  • We’re watching so you don’t have to; trust our team of experts who monitor for quality of living changes on a weekly basis and deliver updates semi-annually (or more frequently if needed)
  • Receive premiums specific to your program by using a scale configured to your needs
  • Apply either a differential or host location-driven approach to hardship allowances
  • Purchase only the locations you need — no minimum location subscription
  • Commission special hardship surveys

NEW online tool for your location allowances – watch demo

  • See how all your locations compare with global heat map
  • Drill down into specific regions or countries
  • Review assessments with context for living conditions
  • Download individual assessments or a full overview of all your locations

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