Cost-of-Living Survey Report

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					                                                                                               Date: 1 October 2007
                                                                                             Ref: ICSC 60-1-1 BRA


                                       Cost-of-Living Survey Report

City/Country: Brasilia, Brazil
Type of Survey: Housing
Date of Survey: July 2007

1.       In order to update the post adjustment index established for Brazil following the place-to-place cost-of-
living survey in Brasilia, a housing survey was conducted for Brasilia in July 2007.

Survey response

2.       The housing and domestic service costs data was collected from the staff members stationed in Brasilia
using questionnaires. The response rate and percentage of responses used in processing the survey data are presented
in Table 1 below:

                              Table 1: Response rate and percentage of used responses

                               Number of staff                                57
                               Number of respondents                          42
                               Response rate (%)                               74
                               Number of used responses                       42
                               Percentage of used responses                   100


Housing Costs and Index
4.      The housing costs index was calculated on the basis of data provided by staff members for commercially-
rented dwellings identified by type, i.e. house or apartment. The houses and apartments were further classified by
number of bedrooms.

5.      Before comparing average housing costs, the data for Brasilia was converted to US dollar equivalent at the
exchange rate of: 1.92 Reals (R$) to one US dollar.

6.       Included in the housing costs were the average monthly gross rent, and where applicable apportioned
charges, prorated cost for key-money, amortized cost for repair and repainting, average monthly costs for electricity,
gas, water and garbage collection and amortized cost of a refrigerator, stove and other facilities, as well as the
average monthly cost of a full time maid.

7.       The average housing costs by number of bedrooms for the commercially-rented houses and apartments in
Brasilia were compared with similar average costs for commercial housing in New York to obtain the cost ratios.
The total housing costs index was calculated using number of renters (classified by type of dwelling and number of
bedrooms) at the duty station as weights. Details of the calculation are given in Tables 2 and 3 below.
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                                                 Table 2: Housing Costs
                                                  Brasilia, July 2007


Type     of    Number          Rent        Utilities   Facilities   Other    Domestic      Security    Average
dwelling         of                                                          Servants                  Housing
              Bedrooms                                                                                 Costs
Apartment         3          1,778.13       234.30       31.40      63.20      364.26         -         2,471.29
Apartment         4          2,019.17       309.25       10.72      83.25      364.26         -         2,786.65

House             4          1,829.86       343.01       30.60      147.84     364.26         -         2,715.57
House             5          2,476.93       520.37       34.97       71.35     364.26         -         3,467.88

                                            Table 3: Housing Costs Index

                                      Brasilia, July 2007/ New York, June 2005

 Type of          Number of             Number of           NYC total        Brasilia Total           Ratio
 dwelling         Bedrooms               renters             (US$)               (US$)            Brasilia
                                                                                                      /NYC
Apartment              2
Apartment              3                     5               3,239.60           2,471.29              76.28
Apartment              4                     5               3,310.00           2,786.65              84.19

House                  4                    3                4,112.72           2,715.57              66.03
House                  5                    8                4,830.92          3,467.88               71.79
Total                                       21                                                        74.99

Survey Results

8.       The new Post Adjustment Index (PAI), which reflects the latest housing survey results, was constructed by
aggregating the new housing costs index for Brasilia with other components of the PAI updated for implementation
in October 2007. A summary of the indexes and the corresponding PAI are shown in the Annex.

9.       The results of the comparison showed that the updated cost of living index for Brazil in July 2007 was
97.3 on the base New York, June 2005 = 100 at the exchange rate of R$ 1.92 to the US dollar. When that index was
rebased to the base, New York June 1994 = 100, it resulted in a post adjustment index of 151.4. Further updating to
at the latest exchange rate of R$ 1.85 per U.S. dollar resulted in an index of 156.3.

10.      Based on the survey results, the post adjustment index 156.3 was implemented effective 1 October 2007.
This index did not trigger a change in the post adjustment classification of multiplier 62.9. The existing pay index is
162.9.
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                                          Index calculation annex

Brazil--Brasilia                                                                     July 2007


                                                                                             Index
                   Expenditure category                      US $ weight       % weight

  Total                                                             8,260.97      100.00          97.32
  Total excluding housing                                           5,495.67       66.53         108.55

  Total in-area                                                     4,519.63        54.71         94.57
  Total in-area excluding housing                                   1,754.32        21.24        125.43

 Food and non-alcoholic beverages                                     541.99        6.56         106.90
 Alcoholic beverages and tobacco                                       61.81        0.75         175.99
 Clothing and footwear                                                 77.48        0.94         175.84
 Housing, water, electricity, gas and fuels                         2,765.31       33.47          74.99
 Rental for housing                                                 2,130.86       25.79
 Other housing costs                                                   92.37        1.12
 Utilities                                                            245.86        2.98
 Facilities                                                            30.05        0.36
 Domestic Service                                                     266.17        3.22
 Furniture, household equipment and routine
maintenance of the house                                              65.49          0.79        144.65
 Health                                                              166.34          2.01        134.17
 Transport                                                           257.23          3.11        113.31
 Communication                                                       114.87          1.39        190.89
 Recreation and culture                                              205.08          2.48        138.93
 Education                                                            47.48          0.57         98.24
 Restaurants and hotels                                              136.51          1.65        113.96
 Miscellaneous goods and services                                     80.05          0.97        126.49

  Pension Contribution                                                899.71        10.89        106.02
  Medical Insurance                                                   363.34         4.40         54.16
  Out of Area                                                       2,478.29        30.00        105.50

  PAI                                                                                            151.43