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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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Chad, All Areas

Chad, All AreasChad 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.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in Chad is progressive up to 60%.

Cost Of Living

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

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):
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 29% more expensive than USA for groceries, 21.9% more expensive for household costs than UK, and 87.6% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Chad is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

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%.

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