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Russia, Kaliningrad
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Russia, KaliningradKaliningrad is a seaport and the administrative centre of Kaliningrad Oblast, the Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea. Kaliningrad is a Special Economic Zone. Manufacturers based there get tax and customs duty breaks on the goods they send back to Russia. Although corruption was an early deterrent, that policy means the region is now a manufacturing hub. One in three televisions in Russia is made in Kaliningrad. Major industries include manufacturing, shipping, fishing and amber products.

Russia is in Northern Asia (the area west of the Urals is considered part of Europe), bordering the Arctic Ocean, between Europe and the North Pacific Ocean. The climate ranges from humid continental in much of European Russia, subarctic in Siberia, to tundra climate in the polar north.

The official language is Russian. The younger generation commonly speak English, but the language barrier can be a problem with older business people and an interpreter is generally needed. French and German are the most commonly spoken languages after English. Knowledge of the Cyrillic script is essential for reading the names of streets and metro stations. The main religions are Christianity and Islam.

The economy of Russia is the eighth largest economy in the world by nominal value and the sixth largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). Oil, natural gas, metals, and timber account for more than 80% of Russian exports abroad.

In Russia dinners often involve a series of toasts, guests are generally expected to offer a reciprocal toast. Formal business dress is considered a sign of authority.

The security risk for expatriates in Russia is medium to high, but extreme for The North Caucasus. Risks include petty crime and poor infrastructure including roads, while violent crime involving expatriates is rare. Additional risks in the North Caucasus include conflict between security forces and militants, and kidnapping.

The currency of Russia is the Russian Rouble (RUB). US dollars or Euros are best for exchange in Russia at banks, hotels and airport exchange bureaux. Most hotels, restaurants and larger shops accept credit cards. ATMs are available in most major cities.

Medical facilities vary but are generally good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates can be high. Air quality in Moscow can worsen in certain weather conditions.

The population of Kaliningrad is 448,000 (2016 est.), while the inflation rate is 3% (Sept 2017).


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Kaliningrad as at 1 October 2017 is average in comparison to other places in the world.

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

Kaliningrad is for example 49.5% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 17.9% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and -19.6% cheaper for transport costs than Dubai.

Kaliningrad is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

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

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