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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:

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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).

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Cote D'Ivoire, All Areas

Cote D'Ivoire, All AreasCote 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 Cote D'Ivoire is 23.7 Million (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 0.1% for Ivory Coast as at April 2018.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in Cote D'Ivoire is progressive up to 60%.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Cote D'Ivoire as at 1 April 2018 is average in comparison to other places in the world.

In Cote D'Ivoire, 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: Average
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

Cote D'Ivoire is for example -15.5% cheaper than USA for groceries, -39.7% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 63.4% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Cote D'Ivoire is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

The hardship premium for Cote D'Ivoire for an expat from Australia, is for example 30%, i.e. host location (Cote D'Ivoire) premium of 40% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%.

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