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Marshall Islands, Majuro

Marshall Islands, MajuroMajuro is the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Majuro is built on an atoll of 64 islands, the Majuro Atoll. Majuro has a port, shopping district, hotels, and an international airport.

The Marshall Islands are in Oceania. They consist of two archipelagic island chains of 29 atolls, each made up of many small islets, and five single islands in the North Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and Australia. The climate is tropical, hot and humid bordering the typhoon belt.

The official languages are Marshallese and English The main religion is Christianity.

The government of the Marshall Islands is the largest employer, employing 30.6% of the work force. Direct U.S. aid accounted for 60% of the Marshalls' $90 million budget.

Expatriate business dress is usually informal.

The security risk for expatriates in the Marshall Islands is low. Risk is primarily low levels of petty crime.

The currency of Marshall Islands is the US Dollar (USD).

Medical facilities are generally adequate for routine medical procedures. For serious or complex treatment, medical evacuation may be required. Cases of Zika virus and dengue fever have been reported.

The population of Majuro is 27,800 (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 1.5% for the Marshall Islands as at June 2017.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in Marshall Islands is progressive up to 12%.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Majuro as at 1 April 2018 is high in comparison to other places in the world.

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

Majuro is for example 23% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 68.1% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 9.8% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Majuro is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

The hardship premium for Majuro for an expat from Perth, is for example 20%, i.e. host location (Majuro) premium of 30% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%.

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