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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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Guinea-Bissau, Bissau

Guinea-Bissau, BissauBissau is the capital city of Guinea-Bissau. Bissau is the country's largest city, major port, educational, administrative and military centre. Peanuts, hardwoods, copra, palm oil, and rubber are the chief products.

Guinea-Bissau is in Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Senegal. The climate is tropical and generally hot and humid with a monsoonal-type rainy season (June to November) and a dry season (December to May).

The official language is Portuguese. Crioulo is widely spoken. Ethnic African languages such as Balante and Fulani are also spoken widely. The main religions are Indigenous beliefs, Islam and Christianity.

The economy of Guinea-Bissau is among the world's least developed and one of the 10 poorest countries in the world, dependant mainly on agriculture and fishing.

Business culture has a Portuguese influence. Expatriate business dress is less formal such as a bush jacket and no tie.

The security risk for expatriates in Guinea-Bissau is high. Risks include those related to long-term political instability and tension between the government and military, which has resulted in coup attempts, travel restrictions and border closures in the past. Risks also include petty crime, organised crime, inadequate security forces, and rebel activity.

The currency of Guinea-Bissau is the CFA Franc BCEAO (XOF). Guinea-Bissau is a cash based economy. Credit cards are rarely accepted and there are limited ATMs.

Medical facilities are extremely limited. Serious or complex medical treatment requires evacuation which can be expensive. Outbreaks of cholera have been reported.

The population of Bissau is 492,000 (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is -1.5% for Guinea Bissau as at June 2019.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Guinea-Bissau is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 40%.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Bissau as at 1 July 2019 is high in comparison to other places in the world.

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

Bissau is for example 37.3% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, -7.4% cheaper for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 49.9% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Bissau is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

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

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