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International Cost of Living Calculators

We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:


Expat Salary: Detailed international cost of living and salary comparison.


Cost of Living Comparison: Determines allowance based on cost of living difference.


International Cost of Living Index: COLI's for multiple locations using home base.


International Assignment: Global Mobility using build-up approach.


Hypothetical Tax: Effective tax rate for any country in the world.

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Mobility Calculators

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The global cost of living calculators have been created to compare the cost of living in every country and major city in the world, to help you manage short and long term assignments (page down for a description of each cost of living calculator):

Cost of Living Allowance
Cost of Living Index
International Assignment Management
Salary Purchasing Power Parity
Hypothetical Tax Calculator
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Articles & Rankings

Cost of Living Articles and Rankings


-International City Cost of Living Rankings

-Regional Cost of Living Rankings (Africa;
America; Asia Pacific; Europe; Middle East)

-Latest Inflation Rates around the world

-Latest Personal Income Tax Rates

-Cost of Living Rankings by Basket

-Articles related to cost of living
and expatriate life


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Cost of Living Reviews

Cost of Living Reviews by City and Country for 780 International Locations

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Namibia, All Areas
Overview

Namibia, All AreasNamibia is in Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and South Africa. The climate is desert, hot and dry. Rainfall is sparse and erratic.

The official language is English. Most businesspeople speak English, even though it is the first language of only a small proportion of the population. Business is often conducted in German and Afrikaans if English speakers are not present. Namibia's main ethnic groups – the Ovambo, Kavango, Caprivians and Kaokovelders – have their own languages. Attempts to speak a few words in a local language will be well received. The main religion is Christianity.

Agriculture, herding, tourism and mining of precious stones and metals form the backbone of Namibia's economy. Approximately half the population live below the international poverty line, and the nation has suffered heavily from the effects of HIV/AIDS, with approximately 15% of the adult population infected with HIV.

Business dress is generally relaxed, jackets are not essential. Short-sleeved shirts with a tie are acceptable. Business language is predominantly English.

The security risk for expatriates in Namibia is low to medium. Risks include petty and opportunistic crime and road safety.

The currency of Namibia is the Namibia Dollar (NAD). International cards can be used in some Namibian ATMs. The Namibian Dollar is fixed against the South African Rand, which is also legal tender.

Medical facilities in Windhoek are good but are limited in the remote areas. Private hospitals in Namibia may require payment up front before providing treatment. Cholera occurs. There is a high prevalence of HIV.

The population of Namibia is 2.6 Million (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 4.4% for Namibia as at August 2018.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Namibia is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 37%.


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Namibia as at 1 October 2018 is low in comparison to other places in the world.

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

Namibia is for example -7% cheaper than USA for groceries, -15.8% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 42.9% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Namibia is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

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

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