Have you ever asked, or been asked, this question? While the internet has made it possible to collect and manipulate data in the form of on-line cost-of-living calculators, the integrity, objectivity, and reliability of the data produced by these calculators cannot be verified. In the context of assignee allowances, these limitations of on-line sources make COL (cost-of-living) data difficult, if not impossible, to support and defend. Even worse, the data can be misleading and inaccurate.
The Risks of Crowdsourcing Data in Global Mobility
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