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Saipan is the largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands. The Commonwealth's centre of government is located in the village of Capital Hill on the island. Saipan is often referred to as the capital of the Northern Mariana Islands. Tourism has long been a vital source of the island's revenue. In years past, the main economic driving force in Saipan was garment manufacturing, however there are no garment manufacturers left on the island.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 Saipan is 48,200 (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 1.5% for the Northern Mariana Islands as at 2018.Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for 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%.