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Milan, is the capital of the region of Lombardi and of the province of Milan. Milan is one of the EU's and the world's major financial and business centres. Milan is also regarded as the true current fashion capital of the world.Italy is in Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia. The climate is predominantly mediterranean, but Alpine in the far north and hot and dry in the south.The official language is Italian. Accents and dialects may differ from one region to another. Foreign languages (especially English) are now widely spoken, particularly in tourist areas and in cities, using a few phrases of Italian will be appreciated. English is frequently used as a common language at international conferences and in business meetings. The Alto Adige area of northern Italy has a bilingual Italian-German-speaking population. The Valle d'Aosta (north-western Italy) is bilingual Italian-French. Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a Slovenian-speaking area. The Albanian language is widely spoken in the town of Piana degli Albanesi in Sicily. The main religion is Christianity.The economy of Italy is the seventh-largest economy in the world and the fourth-largest in Europe, according to the International Monetary Fund. Italy belongs to the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations; it is a member of the European Union and OECD. The country is divided into a developed industrial north dominated by large private companies and an agricultural, state-assisted south.In Italy personal titles are important. The most common forms of greeting are Signore (Mr), Signorina (Miss) or Signora (Mrs). Expatriate business dress is usually formal, fashionable and well-cut.The security risk for expatriates in Italy is low, but medium in Naples. Risks include petty crime (targets include expatriates), terrorism, and risks associated with protest action.The currency of Italy is the Euro (EUR). Banking is on a par with that of the rest of Western Europe and North America.Medical facilities in Italy are good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates from outside the EU can be high.The population of Milan is 5.3 Million (Metro) (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 0.4% for Italy as at November 2019.Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Italy is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 43%.