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Influence: Noel O’Connor says accommodation is firm’s biggest cost

Influence: Noel O’Connor says accommodation is firm’s biggest cost

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DUBLIN is the most expensive city in the eurozone to base expatriate employees of multinationals - including workers who may find it easier to work from home in cheaper locations after the Covid crisis.

That is a finding from today's 2020 Cost of Living Survey by consulting firm Mercer. The annual index is influential because it is used by companies to calculate tax-free allowances known as cost of living adjustments which are paid - in addition to salary - to staff assigned to comparatively expensive locations such as Dublin.

Mercer said Dublin's rents - and a post-Covid emphasis on working remotely - could make the Irish capital a less attractive option for basing staff once the virus threat is contained.