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Martinique, Fort-de-France

Martinique, Fort-de-FranceFort-de-France is the capital of Martinique. Fort-de-France is one of the major cities in the Caribbean. Exports include sugar, rum, tinned fruit, and cacao.

Martinique is an island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago. The climate is subtropical with moderately high humidity, tempered by trade winds, and is vulnerable to devastating cyclones (hurricanes).

The official language is French. Creole is also spoken while English is spoken at major hotels, restaurants and tourist organisations. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy is based on trade. Agriculture accounts for about 6% of GDP and the small industrial sector for 11%. Tourism has become more important than agricultural exports as a source of foreign exchange. The majority of the work force is employed in the service sector and in administration.

Martiniquais are very formal. Business culture is French influenced. Business is mostly conducted in French. Expatriate business dress is formal and lightweight suits are recommended.

The security risk for expatriates in Martinique is low. Risks include low levels of petty and opportunistic, street crime, with rare incidents of violent crime. Other risks include driving on challenging roads, as well as hurricanes and tropical storms.

The currency of Martinique is the Euro (EUR).

Medical facilities are generally very good. Most specialist treatment is available. Cases of Zika virus and Chikungunya virus have been reported. Dengue fever is common.

The population of Fort-de-France is 85,000 (2017 est.), while the inflation rate is 1.2% (Mar 2017).

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Fort-de-France as at 1 January 2018 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.

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

Fort-de-France is for example 63.7% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 74.7% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 24.5% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Fort-de-France is ranked as a some hardship location.

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

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