Conakry is the capital and largest city of Guinea. Conakry is a port city on the Atlantic Ocean and serves as the economic, financial and cultural centre of Guinea. Conakry is Guinea's largest city and its administrative, communications, and economic centre. The city's economy revolves largely around the port, which has modern facilities for handling and storing cargo, through which alumina and bananas are shipped. Guinea is in Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone. The climate is generally hot and humid with a monsoonal-type rainy season (June to November) and a dry season (December to May). The official language is French. Malinké (also called Mandika in other parts of West Africa) and Pulaar are also widely spoken. Very few Guineans speak English, though most will understand basic words. The main religions are Islam, Christianity and indigenous beliefs. The economy of Guinea has abundant natural resources including 25% or more of the world's known bauxite reserves. Guinea also has diamonds, gold, and other metals. Guineans are proud and can be sensitive when dealing with Expatriates. Business culture has a French and Muslim influence. Expatriate business dress is formal and conservative. The security risk for expatriates in Guinea is medium. Risks include petty theft, corruption, security forces, protests, and conflicts between communities. Other risks include those associated with the poor infrastructure and driving standards. The currency of Guinea is the Guinea Franc (GNF). Credit cards are not widely accepted. ATM facilities are available, but not all international cards are accepted. Medical facilities are poor. Serious or complex medical treatment requires evacuation which can be expensive. Ebola has been reported. Cholera and malaria are also present. The population of Conakry is 1.7 Million (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 9.4% for Guinea as at September 2019. Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Guinea 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 We have collected prices for the same items, world wide, and converted them to $USD so that we can compare the cost of 13 different baskets in 780 global locations. For each basket, compared to New York, the equivalent cost in Conakry is as follows: Conakry as at 1 October 2019 is very high in comparison to other places in the world. 1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: for items such as beer, spirits, wine and tobacco related products such as cigarettes. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$790 2) Clothing: for items such as business, casual and children's clothing and footwear. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$530 3) Communication: for various communication costs such as home telephone rental, internet subscription, mobile service provider tariff and data costs. A basket costing USD$200 in New York costs USD$192 4) Education: for items such as creche / pre-school fees, primary school fees, high school fees and tertiary study fees. A basket costing USD$30000 in New York costs USD$26100 5) Furniture & Appliances: for items such as dining table and chairs, home entertainment, kitchen appliances, and sofas. A basket costing USD$2500 in New York costs USD$4725 6) Groceries: for items such as consumables, cleaning products, dairy, fresh fruit & vegetables, general food products, snacks, soft drinks. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$1260 7) Healthcare: for general heath care, doctor visits, hospital stays, non-prescription medicine, and medical insurance. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$590 8) Household Accommodation: for items such as apartment rent, house rent, property purchase, mortgage rate, and utilities. A basket costing USD$5000 in New York costs USD$2950 9) Miscellaneous: for items such as dry cleaning, linen, magazines, newspapers, office supplies, and postage stamps. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$440 10) Personal Care: for items such as cosmetics, hair care, and toiletries. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$240 11) Recreation & Culture: for items such as books, cinema, sport and theatre tickets. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$910 12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: for items such as hotel daily room rates, meals and beverages in a restaurant, and take away food and beverages. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$620 13) Transport: for items such as fuel (petrol/gasoline), car hire, public transport, vehicle purchase and maintenance. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$590 Conakry is 95.5% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 37.6% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and -0.1% cheaper for transport costs than Dubai. The hardship premium for Conakry for an expat from Perth, is for example 30%, i.e. host location (Conakry) premium of 40% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%. Conakry is ranked as a extreme hardship location. Want to know more about cost of living, hardship (quality of living) or expat salary in Conakry? Register subscribe to your home location and Conakry and run your personalised reports.