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Burundi, Bujumbura

Burundi, BujumburaBujumbura is the capital city and main port of Burundi. Bujumbura's port ships most of the country's chief export, coffee, as well as cotton, skins, and tin ore.

Burundi is in Central Africa, east of Democratic Republic of the Congo. The climate is equatorial with considerable altitude variation but generally moderate temperatures.

The official language is Kirundi. Kiswahili is also spoken in the capital and along Lake Tanganyika. The main international language is French, although English is increasingly used in Bujumbura. The main religions are Christianity and indigenous beliefs.

The economy of Burundi is one of the poorest in the world, owing in part to its landlocked geography, poor legal system, lack of access to education, and the proliferation of HIV/AIDS. Approximately 80% of Burundi's population lives in poverty.

Burundi society is generally conservative but tolerant. Expatriate business dress is conservative and formal, generally a light business suit is suitable. Business is generally conducted in French.

The security risk for expatriates in Burundi is medium, but high in the Cibitoke, and the Bubanza provinces, the suburbs of Bujumbura and the Bujumbura Rural Province. The areas bordering the eastern Congo (DRC) are considered dangerous. Risks include petty crime, armed robberies, violent attacks and kidnapping.

The currency of Burundi is the Burundi Franc (BIF). Burundi is largely a cash based economy. Credit and debit cards are not generally accepted. While there are some ATMs they tend to be unreliable and increase your risk of robbery.

Medical facilities in Burundi are extremely limited. Cholera has been reported and Malaria is common.

The population of Bujumbura is 800,000 (Metro) (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is -4% for Burundi as at June 2019.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Burundi is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 30%.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Bujumbura as at 1 July 2019 is very low in comparison to other places in the world.

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

Bujumbura is for example -1.9% cheaper than Houston TX for groceries, -27.2% cheaper for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and -16.6% cheaper for transport costs than Dubai.

Bujumbura is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

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

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