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Expat Salary: Detailed international cost of living and salary comparison.

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Niger, All Areas

Niger, All AreasNiger is in Western Africa, southeast of Algeria. The climate is desert. It is mostly hot, dry, and dusty, but tropical in the extreme south.

The official language is French. The main religions are Islam and indigenous beliefs.

The economy of Niger is based largely upon internal markets, subsistence agriculture, and the export of raw commodities: food stuffs to neighbours and raw minerals to world markets. Economic activity centres on subsistence agriculture, animal husbandry, re-export trade, and export of uranium.

Niger is a culturally diverse country and expatriates are expected to ensure they respect local customs and Islamic sensibilities. Men and women should dress modestly. Expatriate business dress is typically a lightweight suit and tie are generally acceptable business dress. A knowledge of French is essential for business.

The security risk for expatriates in Niger is high, but extreme on the borders of Mali and Nigeria. Risks include petty crime, highway banditry, armed militia and kidnap by armed groups.

The currency of Niger is the CFA Franc BCEAO (XOF) and is largely a cash based economy. Credit cards are not generally accepted. There are no ATMs.

Medical facilities are poor. Serious or complex medical treatment would require evacuation. Meningitis and measles is common.

The population of Niger is 20.7 Million (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is -3.5% for Niger as at July 2019.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Niger is based on the current personal income tax rate which is a flat rate of 30%.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Niger as at 1 July 2019 is high in comparison to other places in the world.

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

Niger is for example 20.8% more expensive than USA for groceries, -34.1% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 95.1% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Niger is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

The hardship premium for Niger for an expat from Australia, is for example 30%, i.e. host location (Niger) premium of 40% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%.

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