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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:

Expat Salary: Salary purchasing power parity calculator, for simple cost of living comparison and international salary calculation (e.g. to compare a salary offer).

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.

International Cost of Living Index: Cost of living index calculator, compares multiple locations to a home base (e.g. international offices compared to HQ).

International Assignment: International assignment management calculator, for global mobility managers who use the build-up approach for detailed international assignment salary and allowance calculations.

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Haiti, All Areas

Haiti, All AreasHaiti is in the western one-third of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of the Dominican Republic. The climate is tropical but semi arid where the mountains in the east cut off the trade winds.

The official languages are French and Creole. Creole is more widely spoken. Although many business people speak and write English, most prefer French. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Haiti is amongst the poorest in the world. Two-thirds of all Haitians depend on the agriculture sector, mainly small-scale subsistence farming, and remain vulnerable to damage from frequent natural disasters, exacerbated by the country's widespread deforestation. The country was devastated by a powerful earthquake in January 2010 which destroyed much of the infrastructure.

In Haiti it is normal to shake hands at the beginning and end of business meetings. Expatriate business dress is generally casual but neat.

The security risk for expatriates in Haiti is high. Risks include violent crime, kidnapping, and violent protests. Other risks include the lack of infrastructure and healthcare, poor quality of roads, earthquakes and tropical storms. Expatriates should be met at the airport and notify the relevant embassy.

The currency of Haiti is the Haitian Gourde (HTG). You can exchange US dollars for local currency in banks. Some hotels and shops accept payment in US dollars. Most credit cards are accepted in major hotels, and in some shops and businesses in the capital.

Medical facilities are very limited and provide only basic care. Cases of Zika virus and Chikungunya virus have been reported. Dengue fever is common. Cholera is present.

The population of Haiti is 10.8 Million (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 12.9% for Haiti as at March 2018.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in Haiti is progressive up to 30%.

Cost Of Living

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

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

Haiti is for example -5.6% cheaper than USA for groceries, -37.5% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 52.2% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Haiti is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

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

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