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Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia. Papeete is the primary centre of Tahitian and French Polynesian public and private governmental, commercial, industrial and financial services, the hub of French Polynesian tourism.French Polynesia is in Oceania. An archipelagos in the South Pacific Ocean about half way between South America and Australia. The climate is tropical, but moderate.The official languages are French and Tahitian. English is widely spoken and understood in areas popular with tourists. The knowledge of a few French and Tahitian words will be appreciated. The main religion is Christianity.The economy of French Polynesia is moderately developed and dependent on imported goods, tourism, and the financial assistance of mainland France. Tourist facilities are well developed and are available on the major islands.In French Polynesia, business is generally conducted informally. Expatriate business dress is typically casual business attire. However female expatriates should dress modestly and observe and respect local clothing customs in order to avoid drawing attention.The security risk for expatriates in French Polynesia is low. Risks include low levels of petty / street crime and those related to tropical storms and cyclones.The currency of French Polynesia is the CFP Franc (XPF). French Polynesia is a French Overseas Territory but is not seen as part of mainland France. Not all credit cards are accepted.Medical facilities are limited and the cost of treatment for expatriates can be high. Cases of Chikungunya virus have been reported.The population of Papeete is 137,000 (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 1% for French Polynesia as at November 2019.Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for French Polynesia is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 45%. Note: For income tax purposes, France covers mainland France, the coastal islands and Corsica; and overseas départements (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Réunion and Mayotte).