quality-of-living allowance

02:15 Nov 4, 2010
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English to Japanese translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Human Resources
English term or phrase: quality-of-living allowance
I am translating the international transfer policy of a German company.

The text concerned is "cost-of-living and quality-of-living allowances" and I am wondering how best to differntiate these two. I translated "cost-of-living allowance" as 生計費. I suppose "quality-of-living allowance" is an additional compensation paid to the employees so that they can maintain the living standard of the host country.
Miho Ohashi
Japan


Summary of answers provided
4生活環境費
Yasutomo Kanazawa
4生活費手当
Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)


  

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生活費手当


Explanation:
See: http://www.kpmg.or.jp/resources/keywords/cola.html

Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)
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Asker: Thanks for your suggetion. So, would you say that "cost-of-living and quality-of-living allowances" is actually one word and can be translated as "生活費手当" all together?

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生活環境費


Explanation:
quality of livingとは生活環境のことを指します。

http://www.mercer.co.jp/press-releases/1381050

Quality of living survey で検索するとMercerという会社が行った調査があります。

したがって、日本語の場合「生活環境費」となります。

http://www.pref.nagano.jp/kaikei/kessan/H14/yougo.htm
http://www.city.tomi.nagano.jp/matidukuri/sisei_topix/h17_jy...





Yasutomo Kanazawa
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