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Noumea 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 (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is -0.5% for New Caledonia as at October 2019.Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for New Caledonia is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 40%.