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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.


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Gambia, Banjul
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Gambia, BanjulBanjul is the capital of The Gambia. Banjul is the country's economic and administrative centre and includes the Central Bank of The Gambia. Peanut processing is the country's principal industry, but beeswax, palm wood, palm oil, and skins and hides are also shipped from Banjul's port.

The Gambia is in Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and Senegal. The climate is tropical with a hot, rainy season (June to November) and a cooler, dry season (November to May).

The official language is English. It is the language in which business meetings are conducted. Most people in urban area understand English, but very few in rural areas do. The main religions are Islam and Christianity.

The economy of the Gambia is a liberal, market-based economy characterized by traditional subsistence agriculture, a historic reliance on groundnuts (peanuts) for export earnings, a re-export trade built up around its ocean port, low import duties, minimal administrative procedures, a fluctuating exchange rate with no exchange controls, and a significant tourism industry.

Gambians tend to be soft-spoken and gentle. The majority of Gambians are Muslim. Business culture is generally formal and hierarchical. The working week is Sunday to Thursday. Businesses are closed on Fridays.

The security risk for expatriates in Gambia is low. Risks include petty crime such as pickpocketing and theft, particularly in hotels, tourist and public transport areas, as well as separatist groups in the areas bordering southern Senegal's Casamance region.

The currency of The Gambia is the Gambian Dalasi (GMD). The Gambia is primarily a cash based economy. Some hotels and restaurants accept some debit cards but very few will accept credit cards. ATMs are limited and unreliable.

Medical facilities in The Gambia are very limited and the cost of medical evacuation can be very high. Malaria is present.

The population of Banjul is 357,000 (2016 est.), while the inflation rate is 8.8% (Feb 2017).


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Banjul as at 1 July 2017 is very low in comparison to other places in the world.

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

Banjul is for example -10.2% cheaper than Houston TX for groceries, 9.1% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and -10.3% cheaper for transport costs than Dubai.

Banjul is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

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

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