Chad is in Central Africa, south of Libya. The climate is tropical in the south and desert in the north. The official languages are French and Arabic. English is rarely spoken in political or commercial spheres or in hotels and restaurants. The main religions are Islam and Christianity. The economy of Chad ranks as one of the poorest in the world, with 80% of the population living below the poverty line. Years of civil war have scared away foreign investors; those who left Chad have only recently begun to regain confidence in the country's future. Business is generally conducted in French, while Arabic is often spoken in the marketplace. Expatriate business dress is formal, however due to the heat, jackets are not often worn. For women modest dress is required. The security risk for expatriates in Chad is high. Risks include petty crimes such as bag-snatching, pickpocketing and theft from vehicles, while burglary and vehicle theft increase during times of political instability. The north is vulnerable to infiltrations by Islamist extremists. The currency of Chad is the CFA Franc BEAC (XAF). Medical facilities are poor. Malaria is common. Diseases such as poliomyelitis and measles are present. The population of Chad is 13.7 Million (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is -1.3% for Chad as at May 2017. Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Chad 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 In Chad, 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): Chad as at 1 October 2018 is very high in comparison to other places in the world. 1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very High 2) Clothing: Low 3) Communication: Very High 4) Education: Average 5) Furniture & Appliances: Very High 6) Groceries: Very High 7) Healthcare: Average 8) Household Accommodation: Very High 9) Miscellaneous: Low 10) Personal Care: Low 11) Recreation & Culture: Very High 12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very High 13) Transport: Average Chad is for example 26.8% more expensive than USA for groceries, 21.2% more expensive for household costs than UK, and 84.9% more expensive for transport costs than India. The hardship premium for Chad for an expat from Australia, is for example 30%, i.e. host location (Chad) premium of 40% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%. Chad is ranked as a extreme hardship location. Want to know more about cost of living, hardship (quality of living) or expat salary in Chad? Register subscribe to your home location and Chad and run your personalised reports.