International Cost of Living Calculators

We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:

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

Cost of Living Comparison: Determines allowance based on cost of living difference.

International Cost of Living Index: COLI's for multiple locations using home base.

International Assignment: Global Mobility using build-up approach.

Hypothetical Tax: Effective tax rate for any country in the world.

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Cost of Living Articles and Rankings

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Papua New Guinea, All Areas

Papua New Guinea, All AreasPapua New Guinea is in Oceania, and consists of a group of islands including the eastern half of the island of New Guinea between the Coral Sea and the South Pacific Ocean, east of Indonesia. The climate is tropical monsoon and slight seasonal temperature variation.

The official language is English. It is spoken widely in business and government circles. Dialects such as Pidgin English and Hiri Motu are commonly used. The main religions are Christianity and indigenous beliefs.

The economy of Papua New Guinea is richly endowed with natural resources, but exploitation has been hampered by the rugged terrain and the high cost of developing infrastructure. Agriculture provides a subsistence livelihood for the bulk of the population.

Papua New Guineans are generally friendly and hospitable, but they can be suspicious of expatriates, whom they may suspect of wanting to exploit them. Expatriate business dress is suited to the warm, tropical climate in the form of a lightweight suit and tie for men, and lightweight clothing for women.

The security risk for expatriates in Papua New Guinea is high. Risks include violent crime, burglary, hold-ups, muggings, assault, carjacking and rape.

The currency of Papua New Guinea is the Papua New Guinea Kina (PGK).

Medical facilities are very basic. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be very expensive. Cases of Zika virus and Chikungunya virus as well as drug resistant TB have been reported.

The population of Papua New Guinea is 8.1 Million (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 4.5% for Papua New Guinea as at March 2019.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Papua New Guinea is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 42%.

Cost Of Living

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

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

Papua New Guinea is for example 8.1% more expensive than USA for groceries, 72.1% more expensive for household costs than UK, and 155.7% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Papua New Guinea is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

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

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