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Santiago is the capital and largest city of Chile. Santiago is the industrial and financial centre of Chile, and generates almost half the country's GDP.Chile is in Southern South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Argentina and Peru. The climate is temperate. There is desert in the north, mediterranean in the central region, and a cool and damp climate in the south.The official language is Spanish. Many Chilean business people are well educated and speak English. Some knowledge of Spanish is appreciated. Chilean Spanish is fast, with word-endings often unpronounced, and it can be difficult for foreigners to understand. Indigenous languages, such as Aymara and Mapuche, are also spoken, but business people are unlikely to encounter them. Easter Islanders speak the Polynesian language Rapa Nui. The main religion is Christianity.The economy of Chile is a dynamic market-oriented economy characterized by a high level of foreign trade.Chile is culture is Catholic and conservative, for example it is expected to use formal titles unless invited to use first names. Expatriate business dress is conservative. Men typically wear dark suits, and women a dress or a skirt and blouse.The security risk for expatriates in Chile is low overall. Risks include petty crime such as pickpockets, particularly in Santiago, as well as burglaries and those associated with demonstrations. Other risks include earthquakes and volcanoes.The currency of Chile is the Chilean Peso (CLP). Credit cards are accepted in most large shops and hotels.Medical facilities are good in Santiago and other major cities, but private clinics and hospitals are expensive for expatriates. Air pollution in Santiago during winter is significant. Cases of meningitis have been reported.The population of Santiago is 6.3 Million (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 2.5% for Chile as at October 2019.Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Chile is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 35%.