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Cost of Living Comparison: Cost of living allowance calculator, compares cost of living and hardship and calculates a cost of living allowance based on the difference.


International Cost of Living Index: Cost of living index calculator, compares multiple locations to a home base (e.g. international offices compared to HQ).


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French Guiana, Cayenne
Overview

French Guiana, CayenneCayenne is the capital of French Guiana. Cayenne is an important industrial centre for the shrimp industry.

French Guiana is located on the northern Atlantic coast of South America. It has borders with two nations, Brazil to the east and south, and Suriname to the west. The climate is tropical moderated by trade winds.

The official language is French. Local residents also speak a Guianese creole. English is also spoken and understood but is limited. The main religion is Christianity.

French Guiana is heavily dependent on France for subsidies, trade, and goods. Main industries include fishing, gold mining and timber. The Guiana Space Centre at Kourou contributes 25% of GDP and employs approximately 1,700 people.

The culture of French Guiana has a strong French influence. While people are generally friendly, expatriates may encounter some initial wariness from local people inland, as few foreign visitors travel to these areas. In business settings, men and women generally wear suits.

The security risk for expatriates in French Guiana is low. Risks include petty / street crime, particularly in Cayenne, and those related to strikes / protests.

The currency of French Guiana is the Euro (EUR). French Guiana is a French Overseas Territory that is seen as part of mainland France.

Medical facilities are limited and the cost of treatment for expatriates from outside the EU can be high. Cases of Zika and Chikungunya virus as well as Dengue fever have been reported.

The population of Cayenne is 121,000 (2016 est.), while the inflation rate is 0.8% (Sept 2016).


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Cayenne as at 1 April 2017 is high in comparison to other places in the world.

In Cayenne, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very High
2) Clothing: High
3) Communication: Average
4) Education: Average
5) Furniture & Appliances: High
6) Groceries: Very High
7) Healthcare: High
8) Household Accommodation: Average
9) Miscellaneous: Very High
10) Personal Care: High
11) Recreation & Culture: Very High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: High
13) Transport: Very Low

Cayenne is for example 46.4% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 32.6% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and -12.4% cheaper for transport costs than Dubai.

Cayenne is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

The hardship premium for Cayenne for an expat from Perth, is for example 20%, i.e. host location (Cayenne) premium of 30% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%.

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