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New Caledonia, Noumea

New Caledonia, NoumeaNoumea is the capital city of the French territory of New Caledonia. Noumea has experienced a major housing construction boom within the past decade. The installation of amenities has kept pace, and the municipality boasts a public works programme.

New 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 Noumea is 179,500 (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 Noumea as at 1 April 2018 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.

In Noumea, 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: Average
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: High
9) Miscellaneous: Very High
10) Personal Care: Very Low
11) Recreation & Culture: Very High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: High
13) Transport: High

Noumea is for example 80.5% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 35.7% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 32.5% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Noumea is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

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

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