Isolated Posts Allowance Indexes (Living Cost Differential Indexes) (LCD)

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The purpose of this survey is to determine the living cost differential allowance level payable, under the isolated posts directive, to Canadian government employees serving at "isolated" locations in Canada.

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Collection periods:
In consultation with the survey sponsor, collection is conducted in the six isolated post regions at various times over a three to four year time frame.
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    The survey asks questions about:

    • retail prices
    • expenses
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