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Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area. Most major international corporations have an Auckland office, as the city is the economic capital of the nation.New Zealand is in Oceania, and comprises islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia. The climate is temperate with sharp regional contrasts.The official languages are English and Maori. Maori is only used in New Zealand and despite its official status, its speakers (estimated to be around 130,000 in total) struggle against it being lost. The main religion is Christianity.The Economy of New Zealand is a market economy which is greatly dependent on international trade, mainly with Australia, the European Union, the United States, China and Japan. It has only small manufacturing and high-tech sectors, being strongly focused on tourism and primary industries like agriculture (though both sectors are highly profitable).New Zealanders are usually quick to use first names. Expatriate business dress is typically a suit and tie for men, while women are expected to either wear a dress or a suit.The security risk for expatriates in New Zealand is low. Risks include street crime and theft.The currency of New Zealand is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD). Banking is on a par with that of Western Europe and North America.Medical facilities are good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates can be high.The population of Auckland is 1.7 Million (Metro) (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 1.5% for New Zealand as at September 2019.Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for New Zealand is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 33%.