Mercer Spot Polls

Mercer Spot Polls


Spot Polls

Stay informed about trending topics in your markets.

Mercer spot poll reports provide you with insights on trending topics in the Middle East region. Get the latest updates on how macro-economic factors are influencing compensation and benefits in these markets.

2019 Middle East Housing and Schooling Policies – September Update

The report includes data on actual Housing and Schooling allowances and policies across GCC, Jordan and Lebanon, by employee groups from local and multi-national companies. Industry cuts are also available for Technology, Life Sciences, Consumer Goods and Energy segments.

Examines Housing Policy components such as:

  • Frequency of Payment
  • Coverage of Local Nationals
  • Differentiation due to marital status or family size
  • Contributions to additional living costs (furniture, utilities)
  • Coverage of moving expenses

Examines Schooling Policy components such as:

  • Reimbursement Terms
  • Restrictions – number of children, selected schools
  • Contributions to additional costs (transport, uniforms, books)


  • General Market Report: USD 750
  • Technology Industry cut vs. General Market: USD 1000
  • Life Sciences Industry cut vs. General Market: USD 1000
  • Energy Industry cut vs. General Market: USD 1000
  • Consumer Goods Industry cut vs. General Market: USD 1000

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Egypt Termination Indemnity Practice Spot Poll December 2018

Participation from 14 multinational companies

  • Markets Covered: Egypt
  • Industries: Life Sciences
  • Conditions for severance payments
  • Severance payout under each condition
  • Severance payments above statutory requirements
  • Basis for severance calculation   

Price: USD 500 per market

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Inflation, Currency Depreciation and Salary Increases Spot Poll
October 2018 – Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Iran

Participation from 47 multinational companies

  • Markets Covered: Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Iran
  • Industries: Consumer Goods, Life Sciences, Technology and Energy
  • 2018 Salary Increases
  • 2018 Additional Salary Adjustments
  • 2018 Additional lump sum payments
  • Car/Transport Allowances increases
  • 2019 Salary Increases Projections
  • Data presented by industry where available

Price: USD 500 per market

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