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Gabon, Libreville

Gabon, LibrevilleLibreville is the capital and largest city of Gabon. The city is home to a shipbuilding industry, brewing industry and sawmills. The city exports raw materials such as wood, rubber and cocoa from the city's main port, and the deep-water port at Owendo.

Gabon is in Western Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean at the Equator, between Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea. The climate is tropical. It is always hot and humid.

The official language is French. A basic understanding of French will be appreciated as very few people speak English. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Gabon enjoys a per capita income four times that of most nations of sub-Saharan Africa. This has supported a sharp decline in extreme poverty; yet because of high income inequality a large proportion of the population remains poor.

In Gabon, French culture largely defines the way business is conducted. Business culture is usually formal, hierarchical and can be relatively chauvinistic. Expatriates are expected to use formal, courteous language during meetings. Expatriate business dress is usually formal, although light, tropical suits are advised because of the climate. Expatriate women should dress conservatively to avoid unwanted attention.

The security risk for expatriates in Gabon is low. Risks include petty crime as well as some armed crime.

The currency of Gabon is the CFA Franc BEAC (XAF). Credit cards are not widely accepted, except at hotels. Be careful withdrawing cash from ATMs.

Medical facilities are limited, particularly in rural areas. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be expensive. There is a high prevalence of HIV.

The population of Libreville is 704,000 (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 0% for Gabon as at October 2017.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in Gabon is progressive up to 35%.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Libreville as at 1 April 2018 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.

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

Libreville is for example 69.2% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 81.6% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 38.5% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Libreville is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

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

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