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Djibouti, Djibouti

Djibouti, DjiboutiThe City of Djibouti is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Djibouti. The Djibouti-Addis Ababa Railway runs from the city to Addis Ababa, while it is also home to the Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport. Northwest of the city centre lies the city's port, used for international trade, for fishing, and by ferries to Obock and Tadjoura.

Djibouti is in Eastern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, between Eritrea and Somalia. The climate is desert with very hot summers.

The official languages are French and Arabic. Somali and Afar are also widely spoken. English may be spoken at tourist facilities, but it is not widely used by locals, including taxi drivers. The main religion is Islam.

The economy of Djibouti is based on service activities connected with the country's strategic location and status as a free trade zone in northeast Africa. Two-thirds of the inhabitants live in the capital city, the remainder being mostly nomadic herders. Scant rainfall limits crop production to fruits and vegetables, and most food must be imported.

In Djibouti conservative Islamic values should be respected. It is advisable to use your right hand for eating, greeting and accepting gifts. It is not advisable to take photographs of local people, or official buildings etc. Expatriate business dress comprises suits for official meetings, otherwise a shirt and tie is appropriate for men. For women modest dress to avoid offending Muslim sensibilities is required. The working week is Sunday to Thursday. Businesses are closed on Fridays.

The security risk for expatriates in Djibouti is low, but medium for Djibouti city. Risks include petty crime, sporadic social unrest, as well as the threat of terrorism.

The currency of Djibouti is the Djibouti Franc (DJF). Credit cards are only accepted at a few places in Djibouti. It is best to have hard currency.

Medical care in Djibouti is limited. Medical evacuation is often necessary in severe or emergency situations.

The population of Djibouti is 529,000 (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 2.9% for Djibouti as at April 2019.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Djibouti 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 Djibouti as at 1 October 2019 is high in comparison to other places in the world.

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

Djibouti is for example 84.2% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, -13.5% cheaper for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 44.2% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Djibouti is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

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

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