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Palau, Melekeok

Palau, MelekeokMelekeok is a town in the State of Melekeok. Republic of Palau's Capitol Complex is located on a hill, northwest of the village of Melekeok.

Palau is in Oceania, and consists of a group of islands in the North Pacific Ocean, southeast of the Philippines. The climate is tropical, hot and humid with a wet season from May to November.

The official languages are Palauan and English The main religions are Christianity and Modekngei (indigenous belief).

The economy of Palau consists primarily of tourism, subsistence agriculture, and fishing. Tourist activity focuses on scuba diving and snorkelling in the islands' rich marine environment, including its barrier reefs walls and World War II wrecks. The government is the major employer of the work force, relying heavily on financial assistance from the US.

Expatriate business dress is adapted for the tropical climate in the form of lightweight suits.

The security risk for expatriates in Palau is low. Risks include low levels of petty crime, burglary, and on rare occasions violent crime, murder and sexual assault.

The currency of Palau is the US Dollar (USD).

Medical facilities are adequate for routine medical care, but limited in availability and quality. Up front payment is often required for treatment. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be very expensive.

The population of Melekeok is 400 (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 1.8% for Palau as at 2016.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in Palau is progressive up to 12%.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Melekeok as at 1 April 2018 is high in comparison to other places in the world.

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

Melekeok is for example 24% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 88.1% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and -6.2% cheaper for transport costs than Dubai.

Melekeok is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

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

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