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USA, Midland TX
Overview

USA, Midland TXMidland TX is a city in and the county seat of Midland County, Texas. The economy of Midland includes education, equipment manufacturing, healthcare, technology and local government.

The United States of America (USA) is in North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico. The climate is mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semi arid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest.

The official language is English. It is predominant in business circles throughout the US. The US has highly cosmopolitan immigrant communities, particularly in cities who speak many other languages. Spanish is widely spoken in districts of most cities, as well as areas near the Mexican border. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of the United States is a capitalist mixed economy, fuelled by abundant natural resources, a well-developed infrastructure, and high productivity. The U.S. economy is the largest national economy in the world, with an estimated gross domestic product (GDP) equal to a quarter of nominal global GDP and a fifth of global GDP at purchasing power parity.

Expatriate business dress is generally formal, comprising jacket and tie for men and suits for women, although this may differ by industry and state.

The security risk for expatriates in the United States is low overall, but medium in low-income, inner-city areas. Risks include terrorism, opportunistic street crime (such as pickpocketing, bag-snatching, mugging and vehicle theft), and violent crime in low-income, inner-city areas. Other risks include hurricanes, forest fires, and snowstorms.

The currency of United States is the US Dollar (USD). Banking is on a par with the rest of Western Europe and North America.

Medical facilities are good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates can be high. Some hospitals may ask non-US residents to pay a deposit or ‘good faith’ payment on admittance.

The population of Midland TX is 296,000 (2016 est.), while the inflation rate is 0.9% (2016 est.).


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates in Midland TX as at 1 April 2016 is low in comparison to other places in the world.

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

Midland TX is for example -13.5% cheaper than Toulouse for groceries, -42.2% cheaper for household costs than Cayenne, and -28.1% cheaper for transport costs than Papeete.

Midland TX is ranked as a minimal hardship location.

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

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