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Nauru, Yaren

Nauru, YarenYaren is a district and constituency of the Pacific nation of Nauru. It is the de facto capital of Nauru. Yaren is listed as the de facto capital of Nauru as the republic does not have cities or an official capital. Yaren is accepted by the United Nations as the main district.

Nauru is an island in the South Pacific Ocean, south of the Marshall Islands. The climate is tropical with a monsoonal pattern rainy season (November to February).

The official language is Nauruan. Many people speak English. The main religion is Christianity.

Nauru is the world's smallest island nation and joined the UN in 1999 as the world's smallest independent republic. Revenues of Nauru have traditionally come from exports of phosphate rock. Primary phosphate reserves were exhausted, and mining ceased, but in 2006-07, mining of a deeper layer of "secondary phosphate" began. It is hoped that this economic activity might lift Nauru from the bottom rung of global GDP per capita. The only other major source of government revenue is sale of fishing rights in Nauru's territorial waters.

In Nauru business dress is a lightweight suit or equivalent. Business is conducted in English or French.

The security risk for expatriates in Nauru is low. Risk is primarily low levels of petty crime.

The currency of Nauru is the Australian Dollar (AUD). It is advisable to take cash as ATM access and credit card acceptance is very limited.

Medical facilities are very basic. Complex, serious medical cases generally require evacuation. Typhoid outbreaks and dengue fever occur.

The population of Yaren is 750 (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 6% for Nauru as at 2017.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in Nauru is a flat rate of 10%.

Cost Of Living

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

In Yaren, 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: Average
6) Groceries: Average
7) Healthcare: Average
8) Household Accommodation: Very High
9) Miscellaneous: Low
10) Personal Care: Low
11) Recreation & Culture: Average
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very Low
13) Transport: Very Low

Yaren is for example 20.9% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 91% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and -11.4% cheaper for transport costs than Dubai.

Yaren is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

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

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