The Northern Mariana Islands are in Oceania. They consist of islands in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines. The climate is tropical marine, moderated by northeast trade winds, with little seasonal temperature variation. The official language is English. Carolinian, Chamorro and Japanese are also widely spoken. The main religion is Christianity. The economy of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands benefits from substantial subsidies and development assistance from the United States. The economy also relies on tourism, especially from Japan, and up until recently on the garment manufacturing sector. Expatriate business dress is typically a lightweight suit. The security risk for expatriates in the Northern Mariana Islands is low. Risks include low levels of general and violent crime. The currency of Northern Mariana Islands is the US Dollar (USD). Medical facilities are limited to routine treatment. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be expensive. The population of the Northern Mariana Islands is 53,500 (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 1.5% for the Northern Mariana Islands as at 2018. Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for the Northern Mariana Islands is based on the current personal income tax rates using the USA Single Federal income tax 2019 marginal rates for individuals which are progressive up to 37%.
Cost Of Living
The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in In Northern Mariana Islands, 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): Northern Mariana Islands as at 1 April 2019 is high in comparison to other places in the world. 1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Average 2) Clothing: High 3) Communication: High 4) Education: Average 5) Furniture & Appliances: High 6) Groceries: Very High 7) Healthcare: Low 8) Household Accommodation: Low 9) Miscellaneous: Average 10) Personal Care: Low 11) Recreation & Culture: Very High 12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Average 13) Transport: Very High Northern Mariana Islands is for example 19.4% more expensive than USA for groceries, -24.8% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 161% more expensive for transport costs than India. The hardship premium for Northern Mariana Islands for an expat from Australia, is for example 30%, i.e. host location (the Northern Mariana Islands) premium of 40% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%. Northern Mariana Islands is ranked as a extreme hardship location. Want to know more about cost of living, hardship (quality of living) or expat salary in Northern Mariana Islands? Register subscribe to your home location and Northern Mariana Islands and run your personalised reports.