Majuro 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. Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Marshall Islands is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 12%.
Cost Of Living
The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in 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): Majuro as at 1 January 2019 is high in comparison to other places in the world. 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: Average 8) Household Accommodation: Very High 9) Miscellaneous: High 10) Personal Care: High 11) Recreation & Culture: High 12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Low 13) Transport: Average Majuro is for example 18.2% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 56.8% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 33.2% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai. 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%. Majuro is ranked as a high degree of hardship location. Want to know more about cost of living, hardship (quality of living) or expat salary in Majuro? Register subscribe to your home location and Majuro and run your personalised reports.