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Paraguay, Asuncion

Paraguay, AsuncionAsuncion is the capital and largest city of Paraguay. Asuncion is the home of the national government, principal port, and the chief industrial and cultural centre of the country. Local manufacturing production includes footwear, textiles, and tobacco products.

Paraguay is in Central South America, northeast of Argentina. The climate is subtropical to temperate with substantial rainfall in the eastern portions, becoming semi arid in the far west.

The official languages are GuaranĂ­ and Spanish. English is spoken in business circles but some knowledge of Spanish will be appreciated as the latter is the common language in most private and public offices. The main religion is Christianity.

Paraguay has a market economy characterized by a large informal sector. Agriculture dominates the economy, but unequal land distribution has resulted in a large class of peasant farm labourers. A large portion of the population is uninvolved in the formal economy, instead existing as subsistence farmers.

Paraguayans are almost always friendly and courteous to expatriates. Expatriate business dress is typically a suits for both men and women.

The security risk for expatriates in Paraguay is low, but medium in the border areas. Risks include petty crime (in tourist areas), armed robbery, car theft, assault, rape, home invasion, and kidnapping.

The currency of Paraguay is the Paraguay Guarani (PYG). ATMs are available. Travellers’ cheques are not widely accepted.

Private medical facilities are generally good in the major cities, but elsewhere may not meet acceptable international standards. Up front payment is often required for treatment. Cases of Zika virus have been reported. There are regular outbreaks of dengue fever.

The population of Asuncion is 2.2 Million (Metro) (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 3.6% for Paraguay as at April 2018.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in Paraguay is a flat rate of 10%.

Cost Of Living

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

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

Asuncion is for example -5.9% cheaper than Houston TX for groceries, 37.1% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 5.4% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Asuncion is ranked as a some hardship location.

The hardship premium for Asuncion for an expat from Perth, is for example 10%, i.e. host location (Asuncion) premium of 20% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%.

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