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Nauru, Yaren
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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 (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 3.8% for Nauru as at 2018.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Nauru is based on the current personal income tax rate which is a flat rate of 10%.


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Yaren as at 1 November 2019 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.

We have collected prices for the same items, world wide, based on Expat spending norms, in or closest to the location, and converted them to $USD so that we can compare the cost of 13 different baskets in 780 global locations. For each basket, compared to New York, the equivalent cost in Yaren is as follows:
1) Alcohol and/or Tobacco: for items such as beer, spirits, wine and tobacco related products such as cigarettes. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$1000. Average price in a store for a midrange bottle of wine is USD$13.66, domestic/local beer (500ml) USD$1.94, imported/international beer (330ml) USD$2.99 and a pack of 20 cigarettes is USD$5.53.
2) Clothing: for items such as business, casual and children's clothing and footwear. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$950. Average price for an international brand of mens jeans is USD$41, a quality international brand of running shoes USD$71, mens leather shoes suitable for office wear USD$84 while a medium size international summer dress from a global chain store is USD$29.
3) Communication: for various communication costs such as home telephone rental, internet subscription, mobile service provider tariff and data costs. A basket costing USD$200 in New York costs USD$156. Average price for a monthly standard plan internet subscription is USD$50, while the benchmark mobile tariff is USD$0.24 per minute.
4) Education: for items such as creche / pre-school fees, primary school fees, high school fees and tertiary study fees. A basket costing USD$30000 in New York costs USD$20700. Average annual private international school fee (excluding extras) USD$13,548 for Primary School, and USD$15,076 for High School.
5) Furniture & Appliances: for items such as dining table and chairs, home entertainment, kitchen appliances, and sofas. A basket costing USD$2500 in New York costs USD$2050. Average price for a 6kg front loader Washing Machine is USD$694, and USD$596 for a 46+'' LED UHD TV.
6) Groceries: for items such as consumables, cleaning products, dairy, fresh fruit & vegetables, general food products, snacks, soft drinks. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$870. Average grocery prices in a major international retail store for 1 kg apples is USD$3.86, 1 kg oranges USD$4.76, 1 head lettuce USD$2.49, 1 kg potatos USD$3.26, 1 kg boneless, skinless, chicken breast USD$7.70, 1 kg cheddar cheese USD$11.43, 1 dozen large eggs USD$3.63, 500g loaf white bread USD$2.15, 1 L full cream milk USD$2.15, and 1.5 L water USD$1.58.
7) Healthcare: for general heath care, doctor visits, hospital stays, non-prescription medicine, and medical insurance. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$610. Average healthcare cost for a private practice Doctor visit for an uninsured patient is USD$49, and a private hospital stay per day including nursing care, medications, diagnostic tests, food, and related costs is USD$1,519.
8) Household Accommodation: for items such as apartment rent, house rent, property purchase, mortgage rate, and utilities. A basket costing USD$5000 in New York costs USD$3900. Average expatriate house / apartment rent for a secure upmarket unfurnished apartment (3 bedrooms) is USD$3,833 in a central location, and USD$2,295 in a suburban location, per month, excluding utilities.
9) Miscellaneous: for items such as dry cleaning, linen, magazines, newspapers, office supplies, and postage stamps. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$325. Average price for dry cleaning (1 mens 2 pc suit) is USD$6.29, while an international newspaper is USD$1.94.
10) Personal Care: for items such as cosmetics, hair care, and toiletries. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$245. Average cost for a mens haircut and blow dry is USD$20, while a womens hair colour, cut and blow dry - medium length is USD$99.
11) Recreation & Culture: for items such as books, cinema, sport and theatre tickets. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$325. Average price for a latest release international cinema ticket (average of on and off peak where applicable) for one adult is USD$8.97, and an international fitness, recreation or sports club membership cost for one adult is USD$64 per month.
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: for items such as hotel daily room rates, meals and beverages in a restaurant, and take away food and beverages. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$500. Average cappuccino price (regular, medium) is USD$3.62, coke/pepsi (330ml) USD$1.51, burger meal (international franchise or similar) USD$8.30, and a mid-range international restaurant meal for 2 USD$53.80.
13) Transport: for items such as fuel (petrol/gasoline), car hire, public transport, vehicle purchase and maintenance. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$1010. Average average price over the last year for highest available octane petrol / gasoline (1L) is USD$1.01, while the benchmark car sedan purchase price including taxes/duties for a compact / small / economy vehicle (1.4 L) is USD$23,590.

Yaren is 35.1% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 82.7% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 71.7% more expensive 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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