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We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:

Expat Salary: Salary purchasing power parity calculator, for simple cost of living comparison and international salary calculation (e.g. to compare a salary offer).

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).

International Assignment: International assignment management calculator, for global mobility managers who use the build-up approach for detailed international assignment salary and allowance calculations.

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Turks and Caicos Islands, All Areas

Turks and Caicos Islands, All AreasTurks and Caicos Islands is a British Overseas Territory consisting of two groups of tropical islands in the West Indies, the larger Caicos Islands and the smaller Turks Islands. The climate is relatively dry and sunny, marine tropical, with relatively consistent temperatures throughout the year.

The official language is English. French and Creole are also spoken. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Turks and Caicos Islands is based on tourism. Primary agricultural products include limited amounts of maize, beans, cassava (tapioca) and citrus fruits. Fish and conch are the only significant export.

Expatriate business dress is relatively informal, suits are only required for formal occasions.

The security risk for expatriates in Turks and Caicos Islands is low. Risks include low levels of crime. Other risks include hurricanes and tropical storms.

The currency of Turks and Caicos Islands is the US Dollar (USD).

Medical facilities are good for outpatient specialty, emergency services and inpatient care. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be expensive. Cases of Chikungunya virus have been reported.

The population of Turks and Caicos Islands is 40,000 (2016 est.), while the inflation rate is 3% (2016 est.).

Cost Of Living

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

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

Turks and Caicos Islands is for example 25.2% more expensive than USA for groceries, 20.9% more expensive for household costs than UK, and 114.6% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Turks and Caicos Islands is ranked as a some hardship location.

The hardship premium for Turks and Caicos Islands for an expat from Australia, is for example 10%, i.e. host location (Turks and Caicos Islands) premium of 20% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%.

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