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USA, Cedar Rapids IA

USA, Cedar Rapids IACedar Rapids IA is the second largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. Cedar Rapids IA is one of the largest cities in the world for corn processing. The grain processing industry is Cedar Rapids' most important sector.

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 Cedar Rapids IA is 264,000 (2017 est.), while the inflation rate is 2.1% (Jan 2018).

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Cedar Rapids IA as at 1 January 2018 is low in comparison to other places in the world.

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

Cedar Rapids IA is for example 9% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, -2.5% cheaper for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 10.3% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Cedar Rapids IA is ranked as a minimal hardship location.

The hardship premium for Cedar Rapids IA for an expat from Perth, is for example 0%, i.e. host location (Cedar Rapids IA) premium of 10% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%.

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