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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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Bolivia, All Areas

Bolivia, All AreasBolivia is in Central South America, southwest of Brazil. The climate varies with altitude from humid and tropical to cold and semi arid.

The official language is Spanish. Bolivian Spanish – which is generally spoken slowly and clearly – is considered one of the easiest Latin American accents to understand. The indigenous Quechua and Aymara languages are widely spoken outside business circles. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Bolivia is characterised by the lowest GDP per capita in South America. However, the country is rich in natural resources and has the second largest natural gas reserves in South America. Bolivia is also estimated to have 50%-70% of the worlds lithium.

Bolivians are generally tolerant of expatriates, however xenophobic and openly racist sentiments are not uncommon. Formal expatriate business dress is the norm. Expatriate businesswomen are likely to be treated with consideration, however harassment of a sexual nature is not uncommon.

The security risk for expatriates in Bolivia is medium. Risks include opportunistic theft, car theft, burglaries, clashes between demonstrators and security forces, as well as violent crime primarily in impoverished urban areas. Other risks include floods and landslides during the rainy season.

The currency of Bolivia is the Bolivian Boliviano (BOB). Banking facilities, including ATM's are good in all main cities.

Medical facilities in major cities are generally good and acceptable, however elsewhere facilities may not meet acceptable standards. Cases of Zika virus have been reported. Dengue Fever and Malaria is common.

The population of Bolivia is 11.2 Million (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 3.01% for Bolivia as at April 2018.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in Bolivia is a flat rate of 13%.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Bolivia as at 1 April 2018 is low in comparison to other places in the world.

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

Bolivia is for example -35.7% cheaper than USA for groceries, -23.1% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 76.8% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Bolivia is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

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

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