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South Tarawa is the official capital of the Republic of Kiribati. Bairiki is a village and an islet now part of South Tarawa, and at one time itself the centre of government (and therefore, capital) of Kiribati.Kiribati is in Oceania, a group of 33 coral atolls in the Pacific Ocean, straddling the Equator; the capital Tarawa is about half way between Hawaii and Australia. The climate is tropical marine. It is hot and humid, moderated by trade winds.The official language is I-Kiribati (a Micronesian dialect). English is widely spoken in the capital Tarawa. The main religion is Christianity.The economy of the Republic of Kiribati's is one of the poorest in the world. In one form or another, Kiribati gets a large portion of its income from abroad. Fishing fleets from South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the United States pay a licensing fee in order to operate in Kiribati's territorial waters.In Kiribati expatriate business dress comprises a lightweight suit or its equivalent.The security risk for expatriates in Kiribati is low.The currency of Kiribati is the Australian Dollar (AUD). Credit cards are not generally accepted. ATMs are available.Medical facilities are modest and limited. Medical evacuation is required for most serious medical problems. Dengue Fever occurs. Tuberculosis has been reported.The population of South Tarawa is 50,200 (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 2.1% for Kiribati as at May 2019.Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Kiribati is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 35%.