Per Diem Allowance Calculator 2.0

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Mercer's Per Diem Allowance Calculator 2.0 is a cutting-edge tool that helps you compensate employees for the cost of daily life at assignment locations.

Designed specifically to assist with business travelers and expatriates on short-term assignments (3-12 months), it is intended to provide a fixed daily living allowance, equitable to all assignees in the same host location, regardless of salary level or home country. Our per diem recommendations will allow you to establish budgets in lieu of managing expenses.

Flexibility to match your needs

The Per Diem Allowance Calculator 2.0 can be easily customized to match your company's practices:

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Different levels of daily living allowance are offered, letting you choose the per diem allowance based on your company's budget and spending assumptions.

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You can customize and save the daily living allowance basket elements according to your own specifications.

Convenient and cost effective

The Per Diem Allowance Calculator is conveniently housed with your other Mercer mobility tools and delivers Mercer's reliable data in a way that is easy to use and share.

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Mercer's Per Diem Allowance Calculator 2.0 allows you to establish cost-effective and consistent per diems, based on data that is:

  • Accurate. Mercer's global expertise and years of pricing surveys allow us to collect and deliver the recommendations for more than 400 locations. 
  • Transparent. We can break down our recommendations to show exactly what makes up the numbers. 
  • Up-to-date. We update pricing data at least twice a year, and more frequently in locations with volatile prices. 
  • Easily customized. The Per Diem Allowance Calculator 2.0 is flexible, allowing for differentiation by type of assignment or other factors, in order to provide recommendations most applicable to your employees.

Contact your consultant or use our form to discuss available options and order data.

Coverage Short-term assignment per diem allowance data is available for nearly 400 locations.

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