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Sudan, Khartoum

Sudan, KhartoumKhartoum is the capital of Sudan and of Khartoum State. Khartoum has a thriving economy. In recent years Khartoum has seen significant development, driven by Sudan's oil wealth. The centre of the city is well-planned, with tree-lined streets.

Sudan is in Northern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Egypt and Eritrea. The climate is tropical in the south and arid desert in the north.

The official language is Arabic. English is widely spoken and understood, including in business circles. The main religions are Islam and Christianity.

The economy of Sudan has been buffeted by civil war, political instability, adverse weather, weak world commodity prices, a drop in remittances from abroad, and counterproductive economic policies. The private sector's main areas of activity are agriculture and trading, with most private industrial investment predating 1980. Agriculture employs 80% of the work force.

Sudan consists of many cultures. Expatriate business dress is relatively relaxed. Although a suit and tie are not always required, lightweight lounge suits are common. Women may need to wear a headscarf during meetings, particularly with central government.

The security risk for expatriates in Sudan is high, but extreme in the Darfur region. Risks include petty crime, violent crime, social unrest, sporadic clashes, communal tensions, and in the Darfur region the additional high risk of kidnapping.

The currency of Sudan is the Sudanese Pound (SDG). Credit cards are not generally accepted.

Medical facilities are basic comparable to those of Western Europe and North America, especially in rural areas. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be expensive.

The population of Khartoum is 6.5 Million (2016 est.), while the inflation rate is 18.15% (2016 est.).

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Khartoum as at 1 September 2016 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.

In Khartoum, 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 Low
2) Clothing: Very High
3) Communication: Very High
4) Education: Very High
5) Furniture & Appliances: Very High
6) Groceries: Very High
7) Healthcare: Average
8) Household Accommodation: Average
9) Miscellaneous: Very High
10) Personal Care: High
11) Recreation & Culture: Very High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very High
13) Transport: High

Khartoum is for example 57.4% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 35.9% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 49.4% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Khartoum is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

The hardship premium for Khartoum for an expat from Perth, is for example 30%, i.e. host location (Khartoum) premium of 40% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%.

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