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Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. Reykjavík is the only metropolitan area in Iceland. As a highly modernized capital of one of the most developed countries in the world, its inhabitants enjoy a first-class welfare system and city infrastructure.Iceland is an island between the Greenland Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of the United Kingdom. The climate is temperate, moderated by the North Atlantic Current, with mild, windy winters and damp, cool summers.The official language is Icelandic. Most people, particularly the younger generation, also speak English and Danish. The main religion is Christianity.The economy of Iceland is a small mixed economy with high levels of free trade and government intervention and subject to high volatility.Icelanders are generally non-confrontational, preferring to reach decisions through consensus, which may entail lengthy discussion. An Icelander's surname is their father's name, followed by 'son' or 'dottir', respectively. The telephone directory is listed by first name. Expatriate business dress is usually fashionable and conservative.The security risk for expatriates in Iceland is low. The largest risk for expatriates are the extreme climatic conditions.The currency of Iceland is the Iceland Krona (ISK). Credit cards are widely used. Icelandic Kronur are available through banks and cash machines in Iceland. Some banks may require advance notice before allowing debit or credit cards to be used in Iceland.The standard of healthcare in Iceland is good, however costs of treatment for expatriates from outside the EU can be high.The population of Reykjavik is 126,100 (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 2.7% for Iceland as at November 2019.Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Iceland is based on the current personal income tax rates which are a combination of progressive National tax (22.50% and 31.80%) and Municipal tax (13.7% - 14.52%) with a total progressive of between 36.94% and 46.24%.