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Cote D'Ivoire, Abidjan
Overview

Cote D'Ivoire, AbidjanAbidjan is the economic and former official capital of Cote D'Ivoire as well as the largest city. Abidjan is characterized by high industrialization and urbanization. Major industries include food processing, lumber, automobile manufacturing, and the manufacture of textiles, chemicals, and soap.

Cote D'Ivoire is in Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Ghana and Liberia. The climate is tropical along the coast and semi arid in the far north.

The official language is French. It is also used as the main language in business. English is not widely spoken or understood. The main religions are Islam, Christianity and indigenous beliefs.

The Ivorian economy is largely market based and depends heavily on the agricultural sector. Almost 70% of the Ivorian people are engaged in some form of agricultural activity.

Ivorian's are generally well-educated and proud, however there are tensions linked to nationality and citizenship. Expatriate African visitors may encounter some hostility linked to popular resentment at the large number of expatriate Africans in the country. Business culture is influenced by French traditions. Although the official language is French, English is widely spoken in business. Expatriate business dress is formal. Business culture is also mostly formal, hierarchical and often chauvinistic, although women are well-represented in business. Age commands great respect and senior Ivorian executives would generally expect to deal with older male executives.

The security risk for expatriates in Cote d'Ivoire is high, but extreme in the Western border region. Risks include a general lack of state security, mercenaries, gunmen opposed to the state, and violence fuelled by ethnic or social tensions.

The currency of Cote d'Ivoire is the West African CFA franc (XOF).

Medical facilities are generally acceptable but limited and expensive in Abidjan. Medical facilities outside major towns are generally basic. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be expensive.

The population of Abidjan is 4.7 Million (District) (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 0.9% for Ivory Coast as at August 2018.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Cote D'Ivoire is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 60%.


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Abidjan as at 1 October 2018 is average in comparison to other places in the world.

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

Abidjan is for example 10.7% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, -8.9% cheaper for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 28.4% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Abidjan is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

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

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