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Apia is the capital and the largest city of Samoa. Apia Harbour is by far the largest and busiest harbour in Samoa. Apia is served by a good road network, which is generally kept reasonably well maintained.Samoa is in Oceania, and consists of a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and New Zealand. The climate is tropical with a rainy season (November to April), and a dry season (May to October).The official language is English. Samoan is the national language. The main religion is Christianity.The economy of Samoa has traditionally been dependent on development aid, private family remittances from overseas, and agricultural exports. Agriculture employs two-thirds of the labour force, and furnishes 90% of exports.Expatriate business dress in Samoa is relatively casual. Expatriates seldom wear ties, but on formal occasions a lightweight suit may be worn.The security risk for expatriates in Samoa is low. Risks include petty theft and low levels of violent crime.The currency of Samoa is the Samoan Tala (WST).Medical facilities are adequate for routine treatment. Up front payment is often required. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be expensive. Typhoid, hepatitis, filariasis and tuberculosis occur. Cases of Zika virus and Chikungunya virus have been reported.The population of Apia is 36,700 (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 5.1% for Samoa as at 2019.Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Samoa is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 27%.