Netherlands Antilles are islands that are part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands just off the Venezuelan coast. The climate is tropical with warm weather all year round. The official language is Dutch. English, Spanish and Papiamento (a Creole mixture of Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French, English, and Arawak Indian) are also spoken. The main religion is Christianity. The economy of the Netherlands Antilles is largely based on tourism, petroleum transhipment and oil refinement, as well as offshore finance. Netherlands Antilles culture is formal with emphasis on etiquette. Expatriate business dress is typically a lightweight suit for both men and women. The security risk for expatriates in the Netherlands Antilles is low. Risks include petty crime, theft from and of cars (particularly in Willemstad), and mugging (particularly by drug addicts at night). The currency of Netherlands Antilles is the Netherlands Antillean Guilder (ANG). Medical facilities are limited to routine treatment. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be expensive. The population of the Netherlands Antilles is 304,800 (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 1.5% for the Netherlands Antilles as at 2017. Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Curaçao is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 46.5%.
Cost Of Living
The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in In Netherlands Antilles, 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): Netherlands Antilles as at 1 October 2018 is high in comparison to other places in the world. 1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Low 2) Clothing: Average 3) Communication: Very High 4) Education: Low 5) Furniture & Appliances: Average 6) Groceries: High 7) Healthcare: Low 8) Household Accommodation: Average 9) Miscellaneous: Average 10) Personal Care: Low 11) Recreation & Culture: High 12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Average 13) Transport: Very High Netherlands Antilles is for example 14% more expensive than USA for groceries, -7.9% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 147.4% more expensive for transport costs than India. The hardship premium for Netherlands Antilles for an expat from Australia, is for example 10%, i.e. host location (the Netherlands Antilles) premium of 20% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%. Netherlands Antilles is ranked as a some hardship location. Want to know more about cost of living, hardship (quality of living) or expat salary in Netherlands Antilles? Register subscribe to your home location and Netherlands Antilles and run your personalised reports.