Living Cost Insights

From two location cost comparisons to lump sum allowance calculations, learn more about our living cost insight offerings with these assets.

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  • Guides

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  • Cost of Living Differentials Guide

    Cost of Living Differentials Guide

    Employees relocating to a higher cost location want to know how much more expensive it will be. Unfortunately, there's no simple answer. So what essential factors impact a cost-of-living calculation?

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  • Lump Sum Allowances Efficient Approach Guide

    Lump Sum Allowances Efficient Approach Guide

    With the various approaches and data quality involved in establishing and maintaining lump sum allowances, it helps to know them all before choosing which will best support your company’s needs.

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  • High Cost Location Solutions Guide

    High Cost Location Solutions Guide

    Companies are often faced with questions of equitable relocation allowances. There is no singular solution that fits all situations. However, this guide will help you determine the right one for you.

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  • Lump Sum Allowances - One Size Does Not Fit All

    Lump Sum Allowances - One Size Does Not Fit All

    Find out a distance-based lump sum approach may not be a good fit and how a calculated, geographically sensitive lump sum may be just right.

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  • Motus Living Communities Guide

    Motus Living Communities Guide

    Motus data provides an accurate comparison between the pre and post-move locations. How? By researching cost of living data in different areas. Not just for large cities, but for living communities.

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  • Cost of Living Guide - U.S.

    Cost of Living Guide - U.S.

    The overall cost-of-living differential between locations can only be determined after incorporating all expenditures that a household incurs on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis.

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  • Cost of Living Guide - Canada

    Cost of Living Guide - Canada

    The overall cost-of-living differential between locations can only be determined after incorporating all expenditures that a household incurs on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis.

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  • Two Location Comparison: Explanation for Transferees

    Two Location Comparison: Explanation for Transferees

    Relocation cost-of-living allowances, also called COLAs, help employees acclimate to a new location. For more information, please read the guide.

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  • Top Accounting Firm Refines Relocation with Motus Case Study

    Top Accounting Firm Refines Relocation with Motus Case Study

    While accounting/consulting firms have typically been reluctant to adopt lump sum allowances, this organization found success with the Motus solution.

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  • Motus Living Cost Standards Report

    Motus Living Cost Standards Report

    Companies are looking for innovative approaches to facilitate recruitment, retention and equity across geographically dispersed worksites. Motus Living Cost Standards reports are designed to do that.

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  • Lump Sum Allowance Sample Report

    Lump Sum Allowance Sample Report

    What can you expect with one of our Lump Sum Allowance reports? Have a look at this sample report to find out.

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  • Two Location Comparison Sample Report

    Two Location Comparison Sample Report

    What can you expect with one of our Two Location Comparison reports? Have a look at this sample report to find out.

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  • Temporary Assignment Sample Report

    Temporary Assignment Sample Report

    What can you expect with one of our Temporary Assignment reports? Have a look at this sample report to find out.

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  • Motus Travel Costs One Pager

    Motus Travel Costs One Pager

    Many businesses hoping to control their T&E budgets don’t have the tools to accurately estimate and control spend.

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  • Reports

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  • 2019 Hidden Costs of Moving Report

    2019 Hidden Costs of Moving Report

    Employers helping support the costs of a move is ideal. But that support may prove to be less than ideal. Read this report for a better understanding of the hidden costs of moving.

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  • The Lump Sum Approach to Relocation Costs Report

    The Lump Sum Approach to Relocation Costs Report

    Top talent is widely available. Employers can gain an edge over competitors with a topnotch lump sum policy. This report covers relocation policies that benefit employees most.

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  • 2019 - 2020 Motus Business Travel Expense Trends

    2019 - 2020 Motus Business Travel Expense Trends

    Location choices can make a big impact on both the overall event costs and travel to an event. This report dives into what costs companies can expect.

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  • Assessment

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  • Lump Sum Allowance Assessment

    What does your company's current lump sum allowance program look like? Is it the best program for your business? Take this assessment to find out.

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