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Lesotho, All Areas

Lesotho, All AreasLesotho is in Southern Africa, enclaved by South Africa. The climate is temperate with cool to cold, dry winters and hot and wet summers.

The official language is English. Sesotho is most commonly used. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Lesotho's economy is based on diamonds exported all over the world and water sold to South Africa, manufacturing, agriculture, livestock, and to some extent the earnings of labourers employed in South Africa.

Business dress is usually a formal suit and tie for men and a two-piece suit or equivalent for women.

The security risk for expatriates in Lesotho is medium. Risks include petty crime, armed robbery, political instability and protest action.

The currency of Lesotho is the Lesotho Loti (LSL). While ATMs are available in Maseru, not all international cards are accepted. Major credit cards are accepted at some shops and restaurants.

Medical facilities are very basic. Expatriates use medical facilities in Bloemfontein, South Africa 140km from Maseru.

The population of Lesotho is 2.2 Million (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 5.6% for Lesotho as at June 2019.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Lesotho 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 Lesotho as at 1 July 2019 is very low in comparison to other places in the world.

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

Lesotho is for example -35.4% cheaper than USA for groceries, -20.5% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 26.3% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Lesotho is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

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

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