Andorra la Vella is the capital of the Co-principality of Andorra, and is located high in the east Pyrenees between France and Spain. It is also the name of the parish that surrounds the capital. The principal industry is tourism. Furniture and brandies are local products. Andorra is in South Western Europe, between France and Spain. The climate is temperate with snowy, cold winters and warm, dry summers. The official language is Catalan. English, French and Spanish are also widely spoken. The main religion is Christianity. The economy of Andorra is reliant on tourism which accounts for roughly 80% of GDP. An estimated 9 million tourists visit annually, attracted by Andorra's duty-free status and by its summer and winter resorts. Andorra's comparative advantage has recently eroded as the economies of adjoining France and Spain have been opened up, providing broader availability of goods and lower tariffs. The banking sector, with its tax haven status, also contributes substantially to the economy. Andorra is modern and known for its skiing and adventure sports, as well as its culture, and traditions. Andorrans generally lead a healthy lifestyle and are proud of their environment. Business meetings are typically formal. Informal dress in public is acceptable. The security risk for expatriates in Andorra is low. Risks include low risk of petty crime, and driving in winter due to mountain roads and heavy snow. The currency of Andorra is the Euro (EUR). Banking is on a par with that of Western Europe and North America. Medical facilities are good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates from outside the EU can be high. The population of Andorra la Vella is 77,280 (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 1.5% for Andorra as at November 2017. Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Andorra is based on the current personal income tax rate which is 10% on income above Euro 24,000 per annum.
Cost Of Living
The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in We have collected prices for the same items, world wide, based on Expat spending norms, in or closest to the location, and converted them to $USD so that we can compare the cost of 13 different baskets in 780 global locations. For each basket, compared to New York, the equivalent cost in Andorra la Vella is as follows: Andorra la Vella as at 1 November 2019 is low in comparison to other places in the world. 1) Alcohol and/or Tobacco: for items such as beer, spirits, wine and tobacco related products such as cigarettes. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$520. Average price in a store for a midrange bottle of wine is USD$5.57, domestic/local beer (500ml) USD$0.87, imported/international beer (330ml) USD$0.54 and a pack of 20 cigarettes is USD$3.90. 2) Clothing: for items such as business, casual and children's clothing and footwear. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$1230. Average price for an international brand of mens jeans is USD$84, a quality international brand of running shoes USD$87, mens leather shoes suitable for office wear USD$98 while a medium size international summer dress from a global chain store is USD$47. 3) Communication: for various communication costs such as home telephone rental, internet subscription, mobile service provider tariff and data costs. A basket costing USD$200 in New York costs USD$302. Average price for a monthly standard plan internet subscription is USD$45, while the benchmark mobile tariff is USD$0.39 per minute. 4) Education: for items such as creche / pre-school fees, primary school fees, high school fees and tertiary study fees. A basket costing USD$30000 in New York costs USD$18900. Average annual private international school fee (excluding extras) USD$12,346 for Primary School, and USD$13,739 for High School. 5) Furniture & Appliances: for items such as dining table and chairs, home entertainment, kitchen appliances, and sofas. A basket costing USD$2500 in New York costs USD$1450. Average price for a 6kg front loader Washing Machine is USD$602, and USD$517 for a 46+'' LED UHD TV. 6) Groceries: for items such as consumables, cleaning products, dairy, fresh fruit & vegetables, general food products, snacks, soft drinks. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$650. Average grocery prices in a major international retail store for 1 kg apples is USD$1.71, 1 kg oranges USD$1.87, 1 head lettuce USD$1.11, 1 kg potatos USD$1.34, 1 kg boneless, skinless, chicken breast USD$11.41, 1 kg cheddar cheese USD$14.44, 1 dozen large eggs USD$1.92, 500g loaf white bread USD$1.49, 1 L full cream milk USD$0.94, and 1.5 L water USD$0.50. 7) Healthcare: for general heath care, doctor visits, hospital stays, non-prescription medicine, and medical insurance. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$510. Average healthcare cost for a private practice Doctor visit for an uninsured patient is USD$42, and a private hospital stay per day including nursing care, medications, diagnostic tests, food, and related costs is USD$1,278. 8) Household Accommodation: for items such as apartment rent, house rent, property purchase, mortgage rate, and utilities. A basket costing USD$5000 in New York costs USD$2200. Average expatriate house / apartment rent for a secure upmarket unfurnished apartment (3 bedrooms) is USD$2,095 in a central location, and USD$1,330 in a suburban location, per month, excluding utilities. 9) Miscellaneous: for items such as dry cleaning, linen, magazines, newspapers, office supplies, and postage stamps. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$355. Average price for dry cleaning (1 mens 2 pc suit) is USD$6.91, while an international newspaper is USD$2.13. 10) Personal Care: for items such as cosmetics, hair care, and toiletries. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$215. Average cost for a mens haircut and blow dry is USD$17, while a womens hair colour, cut and blow dry - medium length is USD$86. 11) Recreation & Culture: for items such as books, cinema, sport and theatre tickets. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$320. Average price for a latest release international cinema ticket (average of on and off peak where applicable) for one adult is USD$7.80, and an international fitness, recreation or sports club membership cost for one adult is USD$39 per month. 12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: for items such as hotel daily room rates, meals and beverages in a restaurant, and take away food and beverages. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$720. Average cappuccino price (regular, medium) is USD$1.64, coke/pepsi (330ml) USD$2.14, burger meal (international franchise or similar) USD$8.92, and a mid-range international restaurant meal for 2 USD$39.02. 13) Transport: for items such as fuel (petrol/gasoline), car hire, public transport, vehicle purchase and maintenance. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$790. Average average price over the last year for highest available octane petrol / gasoline (1L) is USD$1.24, while the benchmark car sedan purchase price including taxes/duties for a compact / small / economy vehicle (1.4 L) is USD$25,000. Andorra la Vella is 1.5% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 3.8% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 34% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai. The hardship premium for Andorra la Vella for an expat from Perth, is for example 10%, i.e. host location (Andorra la Vella) premium of 20% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%. Andorra la Vella is ranked as a some hardship location. Want to know more about cost of living, hardship (quality of living) or expat salary in Andorra la Vella? Register subscribe to your home location and Andorra la Vella and run your personalised reports.