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Central African Republic, Bangui

Central African Republic, BanguiBangui is the capital of and the largest city in the Central African Republic. Bangui serves as an administrative, trade, and commercial centre.

The Central African Republic is in Central Africa, north of Democratic Republic of the Congo. The climate is tropical with hot, dry winters and mild to hot, wet summers.

The official language is Sango. French is used for administrative and business transactions and is widely spoken. The main religions are Christianity, Islam and indigenous beliefs.

The economy of the CAR is dominated by the cultivation and sale of food crops such as cassava, peanuts, maize, sorghum, millet, sesame, plantain and sara.

Central Africans are general very friendly. Expatriate business dress is formal, comprising suits. In Muslim areas, drinking and smoking are prohibited and dress is more conservative, women are expected to cover their knees and shoulders. Business is generally conducted in French.

The security risk for expatriates in the Central African Republic is high, with almost no government control outside the capital Bangui resulting in a high risk. Risks include robbery and kidnapping by rebels as well as high levels of petty crime.

The currency of the Central African Republic is the CFA Franc BEAC (XAF). There are no international ATM's and credit or debit cards are generally not accepted.

Medical facilities are extremely limited. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be expensive. Cholera is known to occur.

The population of Bangui is 734,000 (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 3% for the Central African Republic as at December 2018.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for the Central African Republic is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 50%.

Cost Of Living

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

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

Bangui is for example 131.7% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 50.5% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 71.7% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Bangui is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

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

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