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

Expat Salary: Salary purchasing power parity calculator, for simple cost of living comparison and international salary calculation (e.g. to compare a salary offer).

Cost of Living Comparison: Cost of living allowance calculator, compares cost of living and hardship and calculates a cost of living allowance based on the difference.

International Cost of Living Index: Cost of living index calculator, compares multiple locations to a home base (e.g. international offices compared to HQ).

International Assignment: International assignment management calculator, for global mobility managers who use the build-up approach for detailed international assignment salary and allowance calculations.

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Netherlands Antilles, All Areas

Netherlands Antilles, All AreasNetherlands 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.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in CuraƧao is progressive up to 46.5%.

Cost Of Living

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

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):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Low
2) Clothing: Low
3) Communication: Very High
4) Education: Low
5) Furniture & Appliances: Average
6) Groceries: High
7) Healthcare: Low
8) Household Accommodation: Average
9) Miscellaneous: Low
10) Personal Care: Low
11) Recreation & Culture: High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Average
13) Transport: Very High

Netherlands Antilles is for example 13.7% more expensive than USA for groceries, -9.1% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 145.3% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Netherlands Antilles is ranked as a some hardship location.

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%.

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