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Haiti, Port-au-Prince

Haiti, Port-au-PrincePort-au-Prince is the capital and largest city of the Caribbean nation of Haiti. Port-au-Prince is the nation's largest centre of economy and finance, however it has suffered considerable damage in the January 2010 earthquake. The city exports its most widely consumed produce of coffee and sugar.

Haiti 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 Port-au-Prince is 2.6 Million (Metro) (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 18.6% for Haiti as at June 2019.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Haiti is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 30%.

Cost Of Living

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

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

Port-au-Prince is for example 36.9% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 57% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 37.1% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Port-au-Prince is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

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

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