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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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New Caledonia, All Areas

New Caledonia, All AreasNew Caledonia (Self-governing territory of France) is in Oceania, and comprises islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia. The climate is tropical, hot and humid, modified by southeast trade winds.

The official language is French. There are a few English speakers outside Nouméa. The main religions are Christianity and indigenous beliefs.

New Caledonia has more than 25% of the world's known nickel resources. In addition to nickel, the substantial financial support from France and tourism are keys to the health of the economy.

Business dress is typically a short-sleeved shirt or lightweight suit.

The security risk for expatriates in New Caledonia is low. Risks include low levels of petty crime.

The currency of New Caledonia is the CFP Franc (XPF).

Medical facilities are good for routine treatment, but more complex serious cases may require evacuation. Cases of Zika virus and Chikungunya virus as well as outbreaks of dengue fever have been reported.

The population of New Caledonia is 268,800 (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 1.3% for New Caledonia as at March 2018.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in New Caledonia is progressive up to 40%.

Cost Of Living

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

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

New Caledonia is for example 38.5% more expensive than USA for groceries, -6.9% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 111.4% more expensive for transport costs than India.

New Caledonia is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

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

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